While Deepika Padukone wowed with her ethereal costumes in the first look of Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor’s look as Maharawal Ratan Singh has also been praised by well, everyone with his lavish regalia, fit body and full beard.
Designers Rimple and Harpreet Narula explain that designing Shahid’s costumes was a tedious job. “There is tremendous research that has gone behind every costume that Shahid will be seen wearing in the film,” said Harpreet.
She further explains, “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.”
The four-month grueling process took them to the museums of Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
Rimple says, “We would often collect old fabrics, or buy antiques like brooch or pins from flea markets. We’ve used these trinkets in Padmavati.”
All we can say is their work certainly has paid off if these two first looks are anything to go by. They are brilliant and we can’t wait to see them on the big screen.
Next up is Ranveer Singh and we look forward to what they have designed for his character.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions presents Padmavati with direction and music by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film will release in cinemas on 1st December, 2017.