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Handwoven fabric, flea market brooches: Details of Shahid Kapoor’s Padmavati costume

Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s Padmavati avatars have impressed one and all with the grandeur and detailing of the costumes.

bollywood Updated: Sep 26, 2017 15:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Shahid Kapoor,Padmavati,Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor play royals in Padmavati.

The makers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati have only revealed posters of two of the three lead actors and the film is already the talk of the town. A day after Shahid Kapoor’s first look from the film was released, the designers reveal about the kind of costumes and fabrics used for the film that also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

Speaking to Mid Day, designer Harpreet Narula said, “There is tremendous research that has gone behind every costume that Shahid will be seen wearing in the film. We sourced organic fabrics from Rajasthan that were then embroidered by hand by 22 local artisans. We have stuck to pure muslin cloth as the base, and then used vegetable dye or hand dye. While we tried to use hues that are associated with masculinity, we also had to balance it with brighter colours since Rajasthani outfits are all about colour at the end of the day.”

Rimple, another designer who worked with Bhansali for the film, also told the tabloid that they scouted several museums, including Calico Museum before they decided Shahid’s look for Padmavati. Rimple also added that several brooches and pins that are used in the film were actually picked from random flea markets.

Shahid plays Maharawal Ratan Singh in Padmavati while Deepika essays the titular role in the film. Ranveer Singh plays Alauddin Khilji in the Bhansali movie and his first look from the film is yet to be unveiled.

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First Published: Sep 26, 2017 15:06 IST