'Padmaavat' Deepika Padukone's regal avatar in 30 kgs lehenga
Updated On : 23 Jan 2018,10:55 AM
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming period drama ‘Padmaavat’ which is set to release on January 25 is still banned in some states of the country. The movie has been mired into controversy since inception. Even after several modifications, the political leaders are not satisfied with the flick. Now, the flick has been banned in several states like Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
The makers re-released the trailer and poster of the movie recently, after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) suggested a change of name. Earlier titled ‘Padmavati’, the movie is now titled ‘Padmaavat’.
Actress Deepika Padukone looks ethereal as the actress is seen donning heavy lehengas which grabbed everyone's eyeball. She carried it with so ease and with no sign of discomfort on her face.
Ever since the first look of Rani Padmavati was unveiled the internet couldn't help but gush over the timeless beauty and the regal avatar of the actress not just caught attention but garnered immense appreciation from all quarters for the effortless portrayal.
Every costume worn by the actress costed approximately Rs. 20 lakhs and weighed almost 30 kgs and the best part was that Deepika showed no signs of distress as she donned the heavy lehengas everyday.
Designer Rimple Narula had all praises for the actress as she described the entire process, "It would take Deepika minimum three hours to get into the look, but she would sit there patiently each time, without a single complaint. The costumes were heavy because, in order to maintain authenticity, the base textiles were further enhanced with traditional hand-crafted embroideries such as Mukke ka Kaam, Pakko Bharat, Salma and Sitara, Gokru and Dunka work; so the ghagras and odhnas that were made, tended to be quite heavy weight wise".
Earlier Deepika donned a lehenga weighing 30 kgs for 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela', however, that was just for the photo shoot. Further the actress wore a warrior armor weighing 20 kgs for 'Bajirao Mastani', but even that was limited to a few scenes.