Along with her acting skills, Honey Rose is also known for her sartorial sense. During many public events her beautiful clothes, accessories, and makeup were much talked about. Her photoshoots are also popular on social media. Fans think she looks best in saris and also observe that she is getting better with age. But guess what? Honey isn’t keen on wearing saris. Though she loves colouring her hair, Honey has started to avoid that indulgence too. More from the actor about fashion, skincare, and social media.
Sari isn’t a favourite
I have been told that I look pretty in saris. But let me tell you that I am not very keen on wearing saris. It is difficult to carry a sari from morning till evening. I have often prayed that I shouldn't be getting characters who are required to wear saris in films. I like wearing gowns and I used to wear them very often. Then I got bored. I don’t wear jeans very often. Recently I started wearing pants and I realized that they are infinitely more comfortable than jeans.
I am more focused on clothes. And accessories are chosen based on that. I always make sure to match ornaments and shoes. Some shops do offer clothes for us to model as long as we give them credit. But I don’t really accept them. Most of my clothes are the ones I have purchased myself. That will give us the liberty to buy stuff we want. I have a costume designer called Shibu. He is the one who beautifully creates the kind of clothes I need. I have a team of people who work on my clothes.
My mother is my shopping partner
It is not easy to pick stuff from shops. My mom usually accompanies me for shopping. We check everything that is available there and eventually pick the ones we both liked. It is fun to shop with her.
I don’t use many branded stuff. All I am looking for is comfort, irrespective of the brand name.
We are required to take care of our skin and hair as part of our job. My skin is extremely sensitive. I have often seen videos that talk about the importance of cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen to our faces. But then none of this has helped me. Often some of the stuff I tried on my skin has had negative impacts. You can’t really predict some of the reactions. Always use products that suit your skin. During my childhood, I used to apply chickpea flour and curd on my face but now I am too lazy to do all that. I hardly get time to try any such experiments at home due to my shooting schedules. Neither do I think such things can bring any huge difference to our skin. I think we need to take care of our diet first. The things we eat reflect on our skin. I also make sure to drink plenty of water as well as do regular workouts.
No experiments on my hair
I don’t do much on my hair. In fact, I have always found it difficult when I am required to experiment with my hair for certain characters. I love colouring my hair. But then every time I colour my hair, I will have to colour it black for my next film. Recently I coloured my hair. But I was playing this village girl in a Telugu film and therefore had to change the colour back to black. Since using chemicals can harm my hair I don’t do many experiments on my hair.
My hairstyling is done by Manju Kaloona and Rajisha. And together with makeup artist Rahul helps in creating my look. When I am going out, I usually do my own makeup. That’s more comfortable for me. Of course, I apply makeup when I go to inaugurations. When you are wearing a good costume, make-up is essential. During those instances, I usually do my own makeup. I have clarity about what all should be there on my face. For this Telugu film, I am doing my own makeup. So the idea is to do it according to my satisfaction. And that needn’t always produce great results. But I am comfortable with that.
I usually ignore comments
I don’t really take social media comments seriously. That’s the only way I can concentrate on my job. I admit certain comments did disturb and stun me. But now I take it as a joke.
I think Covid and the lockdown put a lot of people in depression. I thought if they are able to find happiness by abusing others on social media, let them do it. Some find pleasure in passing unnecessary comments about other people’s lives.
I used to take such comments seriously. I received a lot of negative comments when I did ‘Chunks.’ That really affected me a lot. So much so that I was scared of choosing films. And I rejected so many offers in the bargain. That’s when I took a break. When I look back I think that was silly of me. Trolls and abuses escalate when we start responding to them. And if run away from such things, we might as well sit at home without work. Loss is entirely ours. You don’t really need to take notice of these comments. Because such things are beyond our control. There is as much we can do about them. That’s what my experience has taught me.
When the mind is clear…
Do workouts. Eat properly. And live in peace and harmony. We need to discuss more about mental health in today's world. When you are mentally fit, it will reflect on your entire well-being. Covid has really affected the world mentally and financially. There are so many people around us who are still mentally affected by the pandemic.