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The story behind using heavy weight costumes in Padmavati movie

Padmavati Costume

As the mega budget film Padmavati is all set to release next month, we hear a lot about the magnum opus of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. With every film of this man the previous record in terms of having jazzy and gigantic sets along with other things seems to break down. He is popular for grand canvas and huge budget for his movies and his upcoming movie is certainly not an exception. The leggy lass who is playing the character of Queen Padmini in the movie this time has loads of weight over her shoulders it has literally seen over it.  He has put loads of efforts in shaping the characetrs of his film. Unlike the previous movies, this time again he has huge lehengas that were heavy and handcrafted.

Padmavati Costumes
Padmavati Costumes

Unlike his previous movie when his gigantic sets were made for the exhibition of people, this time again, Bhansali is seen taking up luxury in his hand this time he seems to have invested equally on the costumes calling designers all across the country to embark upon the costumes and props for his film.  This time Deepika has to wore heavy dresses that weight around 30 kgs which was not the case earlier in Bajirao Mastani movie at it weight around 20 kgs. This is not the first time for the leggy lass to try out something really heavy for her it all started with her first movie with Bhansali when she did wore a heavy one with the Ramleela movie as well.

Padmavati Costume Sketch
Padmavati Costume Sketch

It is not just confined to the leggy lass alone as we had similar sort of dresses being worn by other actresses as well. This include the dress of the Dhak Dhak girl, Madhuri Dixit who wore around 30 kgs of dress in the film Devdas. Also, Anushka Sharma’s lehenga in the film Channa Mereya from the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was also reported to be 20kg though it was not the Bhansali’s movie. However, the designer of the film Rimple claimed that they have tried to keep the costume as light as possible. She then explained as how the dress has gone so heavy. She said that since the Queen belongs to the 11 and 12th century, the dresses were designed with handmade artists and not machines were used also the dresses at that time were made up of organic clothes hence they are bound to be heavy.

Padmavati Costume Sketch1
Padmavati Costume Sketch1

In the film, the film maker has ensured that he will try to portray the characters with authentic look hence it is bound to use such fabrics like mulls, chanderis and kotas. That’s not all, the duo designers have tried to use the hues which are linked with masculinity that were balanced with the brighter colours like the Rajasthani outfits which is all about the use of vibrant colors at the end of the day. The duo designers have got their stuff from the antique collection from the flea markets that came handy while designing the costumes for the film. They collected the old fabrics and bought antiques like brooch or pins from different flea markets while they also used these trinkets in Padmavati.

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