Today saw the release of Priyanka Chopra’s next big film Fashion. Her performance is already garnering rave reviews in the Madhur Bhandarkar directed film. In a recent interview with IANS Priyanka talked all about Fashion and the many looks she had to have for the journey of Meghna Mathur in the fashion world.
Priyanka revealed some things about her character saying, “There are five changes that happen to my character in the film. When she comes from Chandigarh, she has a little bit of a small-town kind of styling, then she becomes a model… a little more polished. She then becomes very stylish and then a supermodel.
“When she loses her head, she becomes very arrogant and her make-up becomes darker and a lot more edgy. Then during her downfall, I am devoid of make- up. The resurrection portion is softer because she is scared and broken while trying to regain her self-confidence. We tried all those looks to keep different so that the character’s journey looks seamless through the film.”
Amazingly all those stages required not only many costume changes, 137 to be exact, but also for Priyanka to change her weight as well. “I added on six kilograms to look like a girl from Punjab before shedding it off as the film progresses. I went through a learning process to make my character look real. I had to study the character to live it and the film is looking good.”
Adding, “I wear 137 costumes in Fashion, and it was required as my character goes through a huge journey in one-and-a-half years. And we had a lot of montages in the film, a lot of ad commercials and of course fashion shows, which is why the requirement of costumes was so high for my character.”
Priyanka also said that at first she was not sure about taking the challenging role, “I said yes to Fashion after six months. I wasn’t sure about many things when it came to me. Also, I wasn’t pretty sure about myself… whether I’d be able to do justice to the role or not. But Madhur showed immense confidence in me and I finally said yes.”
Seems Madhur’s confidence in her was correct with the great reviews Priyanka is getting on her performance in the film. Next up for Priyanka is Dostana with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham and she is also working on Kaminey with Shahid Kappor and What’s Your Rashee? with Harman Baweja.
Fashion is in theaters now so be sure to check it out!