English singer/song-writer, Zayn Malik, formerly of the international pop sensation One Direction, is prominently gracing February's cover of Elle India.
The magazine and Malik's fans are super thrilled for the heartthrob's debut as the cover star.
For the first time in #India, @ELLEINDIA’s cover star @zaynmalik talks #Bollywood, big boy moves and breaking out o… https://t.co/Esdx1hjnCn— ELLE India (@ELLE India) 1517383689.0
Malik is sporting a white cricket sweater from the Hilfiger Collection with a V-neck line that revealed a glimpse of his tattooed chest. With his five o'clock shadow, his thumb casually brushes the corner of his lips, and we're all on board with whatever he's got up his sleeve.
If Twitter is any indication, this issue will surely be flying off newssstands.
@ELLEINDIA @zaynmalik @TommyHilfiger WATCH ME GRABBING THE FIRST COPY— manvi (@manvi) 1517386120.0
Jason Rembert was Malik's stylist on the photo shoot that took roughly 4 hours against the backdrop of Manhattan in the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Among the wardrobe options were "bomber jackets, denim, sharp suits and lots of prints and textures."
Fashion editor of the magazine, Rahul Vijay, was excited to feature the recording artist and gave insight into Malik's look for the cover.
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. I hadn't heard his music before and I just knew of him as a pop star 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
Malik, who goes mononymously by the name of Zayn, shares his love of Bollywood in the interview. His passion for the genre is so strong, he made his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, watch Shah Rukh Khan's Indian romantic film, Devdas.
ZAYN MADE GIGI WATCH DEVDAS i am on the floor https://t.co/hpQQWa1mV3— Ayesha 💜 (@Ayesha 💜) 1517400335.0
Good morning, Zayn loves Shah Rukh Khan and Devdas https://t.co/a25X62tKN5— 𝕒𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕝 𝕙𝕦𝕘𝕘𝕖𝕕 𝕫𝕒𝕪𝕟 🇵🇰 (@𝕒𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕝 𝕙𝕦𝕘𝕘𝕖𝕕 𝕫𝕒𝕪𝕟 🇵🇰) 1517410919.0
People went nuts over the cover.
his sweatshirt 💗💖💞💗im in love https://t.co/m6JIVTqcTh— flávia (@flávia) 1517383951.0
Vijay praised, "He's what a star his age should be: humble, calm and very easy to work with. He doesn't like to smile in pictures, but that's fashion so it works."
This user was pleased to hear her idol was a good guy to work with.
zayn did a photoshoot for elle and they described him as “humble, calm and very easy to work with” :( i love it when my boy gets compliments— ana ¨̮ (@ana ¨̮) 1517407544.0
The singer was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, to a British Pakistani father and an English mother who is part Irish. Apparently, she prepares excellent Indian cuisine. "He loves Indian food and claims his mom makes the best Indian food around," Vijay said.
“He loves Indian food and claims his mom makes the best Indian food around. He also loves Shah Rukh Khan.” —… https://t.co/SJDlWTHDpL— Ziam News 2 (@Ziam News 2) 1517405058.0
Zayn's career is gaining major momentum and fans are shook.
Zayn is our here making moves, appearing at the Grammys and now on the cover of Elle India. That album is coming so… https://t.co/74ZXw6PwOI— soniya ✨ (@soniya ✨) 1517391067.0
Zayn on the cover of Elle India had me like https://t.co/7c0era24aO— s || 49 (@s || 49) 1517387906.0
If he's such a fan of the genre, could he be starring in a Bollywood picture soon? It could be a matter of time.
Malik left the chart-topping boy band back in 2015 to seek out a career as a solo artist, and it seems the one direction he's undoubtedly headed towards is skyward.