Deepika to sport royal style in 'Bajirao Mastani': Anju Modi

Since she is playing the role of a Muslim in the film she will be styled in shararas and kurtis

IANS June 27, 2015
Since she is playing the role of a Muslim in the film she will be styled in shararas and kurtis.

Designer Anju Modi, who is working on the costumes for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani, says Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone will sport a 'royal style' in the film.

"Deepika will be seen dressed in royal style, plus she is playing a Muslim character in the film, so we have tried to give her sharara and kurtis,” the designer said at the Aza Store in India.

Giving insights into the film's costumes, Anju said, "Bajirao Mastani is a period movie. So, we have kept old Mughal style Angarkha and Maharasthrian style Navwari saris as it's a story about the Maratha Peshwas."


The ace designer is a founding member of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and made her Bollywood debut with Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela in Ram-Leela where she took ethnic designs to a different level altogether. Anju Modi’s spectacular work in the critically and commercially successful movie has been lauded and applauded by the entire spectrum of fashion and national media.

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Murad Osman's wife Natalia Zakharova also wore Anju Modi for his Follow Me To shoot for Harper's Bazaar Bride India.

Bajirao Mastani is based on the love story between 18th century Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I (Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (Deepika). Priyanka Chopra will be playing Kashibai, the role of Maratha warrior ‘Peshwa Bajirao’s‘ first wife.

Read: Playing 'Kashibai' emotionally draining for Priyanka

The movie is scheduled to release on December 18.


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