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Zayn Malik graces the cover of Elle India

Zayn Malik graces the cover of the February edition of Elle India magazine! The former One Direction star talks about "Bollywood, big moves and breaking out of the box.” This marks the first time he’s ever been on the cover of an Indian publication!

The 25-year-old hottie tells Elle, “Bollywood is so impeccable. If you ever get a chance to watch a good Bollywood movie, watch Devdas! Have you seen Devdas? It’s got Shah Rukh Khan in it.” Malik and Khan met in November of 2015 at the Asian Awards in London. Khan posted a selfie of the pair on his Twitter. It reportedly received the highest number of retweets of all time from an Indian account.

Malik tells Elle, “I personally wasn’t a huge fan until I met him. I realized how humble he is. Really showed a different side to him. He always came across as slightly arrogant in the movies to me, but when I met him in real life, he was so nice. He just completely changed my opinion of him.”

Malik is no stranger to the fashion world. He's donned several Balmain looks along with his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid. We're loving all of the styling from this Elle interview. According to the publication, Elle India‘s fashion editor Rahul Vijay said, “I kept the mood true to his rock ‘n’ roll personality and the choice of clothes was a mix of bomber jackets, denim, sharp suits and lots of prints and textures."

Vijay goes on to say, "I hadn't heard his music before and I just knew of him as a popstar who was dating Gigi Hadid. I would play his tracks in preparation for the shoot while doing call-ins. The white cricket sweater from Hilfiger Collection with the neck adjusted to show off his tattoos seemed like an appropriate cover image. It’s rock’n’roll – preppy.”

So what’s next for this talented star? "Zayn's gaze is trained on what lies ahead, with no time for what he calls “negative shit”— be it the rumors that mired his exit from 1D (that he no longer cared about his fans or making music), or the “macho world of male aggression” he had to deal with.”

We can’t wait to see what Zayn has in store for us in the coming year! We’re hoping for some dope new music!!! Check out more of Zayn's looks from the Elle interview below! We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!!!


Check out photos from the Zayn Elle Interview

Photos: Ricardo Abrahao

Fashion Editor: Rahul Vijay

Styling: Jason Rembert

Hair and make-up: Larry King/ Streeters

Tattoos: Megan Massacre/ Studio Grit N Glory

Production: Isabel Scharenberg

Assisted by: Divya Gursahani, Kirsten McGovern and Maurice Diallo (styling)

Location: Lotte New York Palace, New York

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