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Shakuntalam, primarily based on the fifth Century poet Kalidasa’s mythological drama Abhigyanam Shakuntalam, was proper up costume designer and vogue stylist Neeta Lulla’s road.

She has achieved the costumes for all the forged of the movie directed by Gunasekhar, and designed three appears to be like for Samantha as Shakuntala. Extensive analysis went into deciding Samantha’s wardrobe and equipment for the half. “Gunasekhar garu needed me to maintain the costumes related to the story and mirror the mythological period,” says Neeta.

Detailing Samantha’s costumes took a substantial amount of effort. Neeta says she needed to revisit her childhood, re-read the Chandamama magazines which carried illustrated tales from Indian mythology, and look at work of Shakuntala to give you a complete concept of how the character would have regarded.

Neeta, who has gained a number of National Awards, says she spent a number of thought on Shakuntala’s appears to be like and physique language, together with hand actions. Sam labored on her character too.

“We created three sorts of appears to be like for Samantha: one was as a forest dweller with floral jewelry and natural cotton drapes. The flowers are all native to the Himalayas, because the story is about there. The second look was as a royal princess. The third was as a Queen. Her royal costume weighed round 30 kg. It was absolutely hand embroidered with actual pearls and Swarovski crystals and in addition had heavy zardozi work,” reveals Neeta. Sam wore this outfit for near 12 hours for seven days, she provides.

The forged as an entire wanted round 3000 costume modifications. And Samantha herself wanted round 40 of them. It took Neeta and her group round 4 months to design these, and Samantha “carried the look gracefully,” says the stylist. “This was attainable as a result of she owned, felt and lived the character.

“Throughout the capturing that pleasure in her was evident, and he or she additionally gave the function her personal spin. This is the primary time that Sam has carried such heavy jewelry however she aced it. She needed to put in a number of bodily effort to sport the distinctive costumes.”

Jewellery price crores was used for this movie. Real gold, diamonds and different gem stones have been used. Jewellery designer Neha Anumolu and her group researched the period for over six months and got here up with handcrafted jewelry. At any given level, Samantha was carrying near Rs 3 crore price of jewels in her royal look.

Neeta additionally created armour for battle sequences. The armour was encrusted with gem stones, and the very heavy items needed to be worn for over two weeks by actors Dev Mohan, Jisshu Sengupta and Kabir Singh.

“We additionally created a pure gold harness for Dev Mohan to be worn because the King. It weighed shut to fifteen kg. He wore this for near 12 hours on daily basis for every week or so says Neha Anumolu, Jewellery Designer, including that working with producer Neelima Gunasekhar has been an enriching expertise.

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