Directors’ cut

From reel-life to real, Bollywood directors have a distinctive passion. The style which defines them is grounded and suave. An idiosyncratic style is often associated with the maestros behind the camera. For some, it is their exotic shooting location, while for others it is their trademark scenes or the shady scripts.

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So are their accessories which define their public image. Let’s take a look at the life and style of the behind-the-camera Heroes.

Rohit Shetty

Cars flying around, loud cinematography and brainless humour may give you a different picture of this director with a difference. However, his personal style is simple and as next-door as it could get.

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classic AviatorsThis rough-and-tough director known for movies like Golmaal series and recent laughathon Chennai Express, has a fetish for . And he never goes beyond a jeans and Tee.

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Aviators for the high fliers! Suits him.

Raykesh Omprakash Mehra

Had he not directed Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, our generation would have never known about Milkha Singh, one of the great athletes of the country.

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One of the finest Indian directors, he is always seen in his Ray-Ban Wayfarers which complement his serious looks.

Shyam Benegal


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He is the most prolific filmmaker and considered as an initiator of the realistic and issue-based cinema. But when it comes to eyeglasses, Benegal opts for a traditional look with his square inspired spectacles. His style of eyeglasses is simple and composed, just like him.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

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Producer of one of the most entertaining movies of all times 3-Idiots, Vidhu Vinod Chopra is known for the ‘wow’ factor in his movies, his trademark eyeglasses which he carries with a full-of-life smile. Exhibiting colourful temples, his eyeglasses are as lively as he himself is.

Anurag Kashyap
Titled by the national daily Hindustan Times as ‘the Godfather to the aspiring filmmakers’ – Anurag Kashyap, a writer-producer-director – is known for his dark, deep and unconventional movies.

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When it is about eyewear accessories, this art-filmmaker prefers the bold and stately Wayfarer eyeglasses in earthy shades.

Dibakar Banerjee

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Dibakar Banerjee, the director behind National Award winning films Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! has an unusual choice both in terms of movies and eyeglasses. His oval-shaped eyeglasses seem to define the quirkiness in his personality as also his movies.

Call them maverick, men with the Midas touch, or creative moguls, our directors’ eyeglasses say a lot about them.

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