Zayn Malik sports new hairdo in first appearance since quitting One Direction
Zayn Malik took a step in a new direction tonight, as he debuted a shaved head hairdo at the Annual Asian Awards in London.
The former One Direction star - who was making his first public appearance since quitting the boy band - brought his mum as his date for the evening, leaving fiancee Perrie Edwards at home.
Malik, 22, refused to answer questions on the red carpet but spent time signing autographs for fans who were overcome with emotion at meeting him. After he entered the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, a tussle broke out among the crowd of fans as they argued about his new hair style.
DJ Naughty Boy - real name Shahid Khan - was also at the event where he and Malik are expected to be making an announcement about Malik's first solo music venture.
Shortly after Malik quit One Direction, Naughty Boy posted a demo of song I Won't Mind, featuring Malik's vocals, online only to delete it 12 hours later.
Naughty Boy said: "I wouldn't call it working (with Malik). We're good friends, and I think in this business it's hard to make good friends, so that's what I'm here for. That's why I'm there for him right now."