Ace designers Wendell Rodricks, Varun Bahl make their acting debuts in Onir’s ‘Shab’

Well-known Indian designers Wendell Rodricks and Varun Bahl, are all set to make their Bollywood debut in their dear friend Onir’s upcoming movie Shab.

Director Onir (left) with ace designer Wendell Rodricks.
Director Onir (left) with ace designer Wendell Rodricks. Photo courtesy: Provided

Rodricks, who usually stays away from the Bollywood chaos, styled actor Ashish Bisht for the film. The reputed designer has an integral part in the film as his character gives the protagonist Ashish his first break.

Bahl will be seen on one of the jury panels with Raveena Tandon judging models, including the lead Ashish.

Talking about roping in the best designers to make an appearance in his film, director Onir said, “Varun and Wendell are very dear friends and were sporting enough to immediately agree to be themselves in the film. It was fun shooting with them. Wendell was so sure I will edit him out as he is very camera shy, but he is in the film as a mentor to the character of Ashish who he styled. Varun looks super sexy on screen.”

Varun Bahl
Designer Varun Bahl. Photo courtesy: Provided

Though Wendell is very selective about taking up films as a designer, he made an exception and took up Onir’s film as a project because he felt that the script was well within his “area of expertise” and his work style is in tandem with that of Onir’s. No wonder the designer stepped out of his comfort zone and also faced the camera for Onir, for the first time ever.

Produced by Sanjay Suri, Bhavna Talwar, Onir and Mohan T Mulani, the film stars Raveena Tandon, Ashish Bisht, Arpita Chatterjee in pivotal roles. Shab is slated to release on July 14.