After nearly a decade in show business, actress Mahek Chahal, has gone ahead & made her dream of having her own fashion label come true, where she creates and sells her own line of clothing. The role is one Mahek might be tempted to play in films too - if she weren't already living it.
"My mother was passionate about clothing," says Mahek. "I have grown up with her fashion influences & then also being part of the entertainment world, gave more insights into the fashion world."
The concept of making something from nearly nothing thrilled Mahek. "Starting with only the ideas of colors, design, and shape. I don't think I had that feeling about anything else as a kid. I would go into fabric stores or yarn shops and look at textures and colors and patterns with my mother. It's a kind of ecstasy - my dream is finally getting fulfilled"
In 2001, when she won the Miss Movie Pageant, life took another turn for her & she came to Mumbai, which she made her new home. Working in many movies, she not only made a name for herself but also learned more about how she could fulfill her initial dream. Best known for starring in the films like Wanted, Main aur Mrs. Khanna, Nayee Padosan, etc, Mahek spent most of her time for last 2 years, after her accident, in Norway, stitching together a new life and a new dream too. Successful sales amongst her friends & from home encouraged her to finally open her 1st flagship store in Norway just few days ago.
If one now goes to Norway, you'll find Mahek Chahal Clothing's 1st flagship store, a treasure box featuring intricately patterned wearables & if it's your lucky day, you might also find the designer. "It's great to see people trying things on, how things fit, what body types things look good on. It's a kind of warm feeling. I get to tell people how I make stuff; behind every design, in a way, there's a story. Also like people invest in property, etc. this is my investment."