Chandigarh, May 28 -- Brooding eyes, dashing looks and a natural flair for posing is what impresses you when you glance through model Pranav Bakhshi's Instagram profile. The Delhi-based 19-year-old, who calls autism his superpower, is breaking the myth that the fashion industry is not suited for those with the condition.

He has walked for some high street labels and wants to do so for international brands. His idol is Spanish supermodel Jon Kortajarena. "I aspire to be like Jon. I watch all his fashion videos," Pranav says.

His mother Anupama, who works for a publishing house, is proud of her son. "We were in a mall when he came up to me showing a billboard, expressing his desire to model. Pranav is aware he has autism and is fighting it ...