Shahid Kapoor’s intense warrior look as Maharawal Ratan Singh in Padmavati has been trending ever since the makers unveiled it and it took designers, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, four months to get his regal attires right.
“There is tremendous research that has gone behind every costume that Shahid will be seen wearing in the film. 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,” said Harpreet.
The four-month grueling process also took them to the museums of Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
“We would often collect old fabrics, or buy antiques like brooch or pins from flea markets. We’ve used these trinkets in Padmavati,” Rimple added.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati also stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.