Bajirao, Mastani and Kashibai in Anju Modi
As this critically acclaimed designer Anju Modi was collaborating with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his dream project Bajirao Mastani, the out-of-the-box work was already supposed to come. But this was not a snap-shut deal as to bring that epic grandiose demand a lot. So what preparations did Anju Modi perform, this is what I’ve come with below!
Anju Modi’s Creations for Sanjay leela Bhansali’s Films
When it is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, sets and costumes remain the obvious highlights. And Anju Modi knew that only the best and rigorous could have entered in this project. The use of right colors blended with right work was the mantra that she incorporated in her designs.
How Anju Modi Brought Regal Legacy from History in Looks of Bajirao, Mastani & Kashibai?
The work of Anju Modi shows glimpse of an inspiration from traditional Indian crafts. For Bajirao Mastani, she undertook enhanced and detailed research. She not only studied and researched the history, but also probed many museums and interiors. It was another journey to develop a sense of that era and related belongings. The designer, who keeps interest in heritage of our country, got a delightful chance of knowing Maharashtrian culture deeper. The dhotis of Bajirao and Navvari saris of Priyanka Chopra playing Kashibai were totally different experience for her to work on.
She visited the following locations:
Ajanta and Ellira, Aurangabad
Shivaji Museum, Mumbai
Nizam Museum, Hydrabad
Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh
Anju Modi and SLB Bond: From Raam-Leela to Bajirao Mastani
Anju Modi had worked on consumes of Deepika-Ranveer in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s amazing project, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela as well. She had also got Best Costume Award at Screen Awards for her work. Who can forget those vibrant colored ghaghras and blouses with patch work that Deepika Padukone had flaunted in Ram-Leela?! Anju Modi had brilliantly raised the level of ethnic designs. Bajirao Mastani is a SLB project of her which would be a milestone for any designer. Anju Modi understands this and has left no stone unturned to maintain the flagship.