Wearing turban is a mandatory part of Sikh religion. They consider turban or dastaar as an important part of the unique Sikh identity. Tying a turban is an art not many can tie the pagadi perfectly. Wearing a turban the right way is an important aspect in Sikhism.
Many people who have mastered the art of turban tying are running the turban tying centers to earn their bread and butter.
Among them, there is Mumbai-based Jaspreet Singh Jassi who has earned the tag of Bollywood’s ‘first turban designer’.
Jaspreet Singh Jassi got his first break in Bollywood for the film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ in the year 2008.
“I got my first break in 2008 for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. I got to know through a friend of mine that Yash Raj-ji was looking for someone to tie the turban for a character in the movie. I went for it and I got the job,” Jaspreet Singh told Hindustan Times.
He then bagged the offer for the film ‘Patiala House’. To avoid any controversy related to turban, Director Nikhil Advani hired Jaspreet as a personal assistant to Rishi Kapoor for tying turbans. In the film, Rishi Kapoor played the character of Akshay Kumar’s father and he sported the typical Sikh look, complete with the turban.
Styling Ranbir Kapoor in the film ’Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’ was the turning point of his career.
“The turning point in my career was when I was approached for Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, as Ranbir Kapoor had to sport a turban throughout the movie,” he told Deccan Chronicle.
It was Ranbir Kapoor who gave him the tag of ‘turbanator’.
Following that he worked for films like ’31st October’, ‘Ghazi Attack’ and ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’ among others.