Actress Deepika Padukone looks ethereal in the trailer of the magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ as the actress is seen donning heavy lehengas. The thing which grabbed everyone’s eyeball was that the ‘Piku’ actress carried it with so ease and with no sign of discomfort on her face.
Ever since the first look of Rani Padmavati was unveiled the internet couldn’t help but gush over the timeless beauty. The regal avatar of the actress not just caught attention but garnered immense appreciation from all quarters for the effortless portrayal of the Rajputani Queen.
While the actress received praises for her grace and beauty, what also caught everyone’s attention were the heavy costumes of Deepika. The actress, who has earlier donned heavy apparels for segments of her films, just took the bar higher with ‘Padmavati’. Every costume worn by the actress costed approximately Rs. 20 lakhs and weighed almost 30 kgs and the best part was that Deepika showed no signs of distress as she donned the heavy lehengas every day.
Designer Rimple Narula had all praises for the actress as she described the entire process, “It would take Deepika minimum three hours to get into the look, but she would sit there patiently each time, without a single complaint. The costumes were heavy because, in order to maintain authenticity, the base textiles were further enhanced with traditional hand-crafted embroideries such as Mukke ka Kaam, Pakko Bharat, Salma and Sitara, Gokru and Dunka work; so the ghagras and odhnas that were made, tended to be quite heavy weight wise”.
Deepika shot for ‘Padmavati’ wearing a lehenga weighing 30 kgs every day for 12-14 hours at stretch for almost 100 days with added heavy ornaments and jewellery. Earlier Deepika donned a lehenga weighing 30 kgs for ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’; however that was just for the photo shoot. Further the actress wore warrior armour weighing 20 kgs for ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but even that was limited to a few scenes.