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'I'M DOING THIS BECAUSE I WAS BORN A MUSLIM'

CLOTHES LINE: Adi Putra will also be selling 'green packets' with his face on them. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/AZURINYAHAYA

Like Aaron Aziz, fellow Singaporean actor Adi Putra now has his hands full with his own side project - a fashion business.

The Malaysia-based star recently introduced his eponymous line of traditional Muslim menswear, under his new company Malabis.

The collection includes the kurta and jubah in assorted colours, priced at RM185 (S$72) and RM285 respectively.

Although there has not been an official launch, the clothes were already on sale at a bazaar in Malaysia two weeks ago.

Adi, 33, who models the outfits, also plans to sell them at Ramadan bazaars in Tampines on July 4 and and in Woodlands on July 5.

"Green packets" with his face on them will also be sold at $48 for 120 envelopes.

Adi, who starred in movies like KL Gangster, KL Gangster 2 and Langgar, said he started his new venture with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in mind.

But he admitted that there are challenges.

"This trade is not familiar to me so there are many things I have to learn, especially when it comes to sales. But I think I'm doing well and so far the returns have been surprisingly good," Adi told TNP.

While he tries to be as hands-on as possible, he leaves the designing of the collection to his employees.

Adi also runs Malaysian travel agency Hadid Travel & Tours, which was set up last year and which mainly organises umrah (small pilgrimage) packages.

The ambitious actor also hopes to open a religious school for the needy in Malaysia with a friend.

"Some people may say I've changed or 'seen the light'. But to me, I'm doing this because I was born a Muslim - simple as that," said Adi.