In her upcoming film with Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra will be wearing clothes that have been colored with natural dyes only.
Designer Manish Malhotra has been asked to avoid artificial colors for the actress’ clothes that she’ll wear in the 1910 part of the film. The yet untitled project spans three eras — the 1910s, 1960s and 2012.
Priyanka, who’s known to pick slightly off-beat roles, be it “7 Khoon Maaf” or the autistic character in the forthcoming “Barfee”, is all set to go back in time with this Kunal Kohli film. The actress plays a sophisticated woman in different eras.
According to a source, the character will be modeled after Sarojini Naidu, but without her prominent political leanings.
When asked about Priyanka’s look in the film, director Kunal Kohli said, “Politics isn’t necessarily a party of every story set during the British Raj. Why are they always shown wearing colorless clothes in khadi threads? Why do we presume that the earlier 1900s was a drab period for young people?”
Kohli said, “During my research I discovered there was so much more to life in the British India than swadesi khadi clothes. So many vibrant colors and a great fashion sense.”
Priyanka apparently watched clippings of Sarojini Naidu to prepare for her character’s gestures and personality traits. Kohli adds, “The way women walked, talked, even the way they wore saris was different at that time.”
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