“Deepika will be seen dressed in a 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 here.
Giving insight into the film’s costumes, Modi 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 and made her Bollywood debut with Bhansali’s “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela,” where she took ethnic designs to a different level altogether.
“Bajirao Mastani” is based on the love story between 18th century Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I (Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (Padukone). Priyanka Chopra plays Kashibai, the first wife of Bajirao.