Here’s the weighty story be­hind Deepika Padukone’s cos­tumes in Pad­ma­vati

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MUM­BAI: Film­maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for his grand can­vas and im­mense bud­get for his films and Pad­ma­vati is no ex­cep­tion. Deepika Padukone, who es­says the tit­u­lar role of Queen Pad­mini in the film, has a lot of weight on her shoul­ders, and we mean lit­er­ally. A lot of re­search has gone into craft­ing the look of the film’s lead char­ac­ters, es­pe­cially Deepika. The lehen­gas are heavy and hand­crafted.

With a lav­ish bud­get, Bhansali had the lux­ury of tak­ing his de­sign­ers to var­i­ous lo­ca­tions to scout for the cos­tumes and props for his movie.

Though the dresses are quite heavy, they are lighter than what Deepika wore in Bhansali’s pre­vi­ous films Ram Leela and Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani. One of Deepika’s lehen­gas in Ram Leela re­port­edly weighed 30kg while her ar­mour in Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani weighed 20 kg.

In this, Deepika just fol­lowed what is tra­di­tion for Bhansali’s lead­ing ladies. In fact, Mad­huri Dixit’s cos­tume in Dev­das’ Kahe Ched was ru­moured to be 30kg.

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