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Two things about hairstylist Priyanka Borkar instantly catch your attention—her impressive clientele and her quirky hair colours. Read on as she shares details of both these to ’s SUKRITI SHAHI.
As movie promotions are an integral part of a project now, how do you decide on the looks sported by actors during promotion?
We usually go with different and easier looks for promotions since the schedule is always hectic. As promotions are always just before the movie release, I try to avoid replicating any look from the movie to avoid killing the novelty of the look. It’s all team work—once the clothes are decided, the hair and make-up team, along with the actors, decide what look works best for that day.
What projects are you working on currently?
I’ve just wrapped up Gully Boys with Alia Bhatt. I’m simultaneously working with her on Brahmastra and Kalank.
Tell us something about your own hair experiments.
I’ve been colouring my hair for years now; the colours I use could be inspirations from something I’ve seen, how I’m feeling, the weather or purely instinctive. Right now, I’m letting my hair stay on with its current colour... but you never know!
What style and colour trends are you crushing on currently?
I’m absolutely in love with short hair but I think curls are back in a big way. I have and will always love big hair! When it comes to colour, I believe it should have tones of the person’s personality. For instance, I’ve always been known to be the girl with colourful hair—I love colour!
Tell us about Alia Bhatt’s look in Raazi.
Raazi is set in the ‘70s...Meghna Gulzar was very clear that she didn’t want Alia to have any bouffants. Alia plays a young girl in the film, hence we kept it simple with long beautiful hair. We also wanted to make sure it never looks done up, except for those scenes where it was absolutely required.