Today:- Gurgaon,Oct- He frames stories in his camera for the silver screen, while she weaves sagas through her costumes. After adding colour to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ram Leela”, Anju Modi is again working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in “Bajirao Mastani”. The designer says working with the director has only made her get better in her craft.
Bhansali is known for being detail-oriented and being a hard task master. But Modi asserts that his trait of being “true to his vision” has guided her scissors to the right direction.
“Last time when I worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali then we kind of liked each other’s creativity. I evolved as a designer after working with him. A lot of credit goes to him,” Modi told IANS here during an exclusive interaction before the release of the much awaited film.
“So, when he approached me for ‘Bajirao Mastani’, I thought it was really nice and lucky for me to dress the most beautiful three people of Bollywood industry . The script itself was a beautiful story. It is a period drama,” she added.
“Bajirao Mastani” brings Bollywood’s talented trio — Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra– together and narrates the love story of Mastani, who was the second wife of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I. And creates a love triangle with Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai.
Modi took a leaf out of yet-to-release historical saga on the runway of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2015 here when she painted a picture of opulence of the era through her collection with Bollywood’s ‘Mastani’ Deepika as her muse.
While many may complain about Bhansali being rigid about his work, Modi is definitely not one of them.
Modi, who launched her label in 1990, said: “It is a very good trait in the creative person that he is true to his vision, idea and doesn’t compromise and that makes you work harder and discover potential within and meet up his expectation. All this makes me a better designer”.
For the film, Modi has travelled back in time and walked through all the lanes of the era — virtually. She has brought different facets of the 18th century into her costumes, and that was not a cakewalk for her.IANS