Priyanka Chopra dons two different looks for ‘Zanjeer’
Priyanka Chopra is playing the lead actress of 1973 blockbuster ‘Zanjeer’ remake and she was designed by designer Pria Kataria Puri. The film is very crucial for designer Pria Kataria Puri as she is making her Bollywood debut with the movie. Priyanka will be seen in the role of Mala in the movie to be directed by Apoorva Lakhia.
"In the first half of Zanjeer when she's abroad,
Priyanka would be dressed as a woman entrepreneur should be dressed. You see,
in today's times, a working woman from India doesn't stand out at the
airport. She looks like any chic well-dressed woman from any part of the
world," said Puri.
"Later, when Priyanka's character comes to India, she gets more colourful in
her sartorial expression. You would notice that even when an Indian girl in India
dresses in western clothes, there is a dash of Indianness in her clothes. She
may wear shorts, but it would be orange in colour. Priyanka's clothes would
reflect her changed geo-political mindset," she added.
Pria Kataria Puri says her character resemblance to Priyanka's role in the movie.
"Like Priyanka's Mala in Zanjeer, I am an NRI working out of a
foreign country. So I instinctively understand the clothes that Priyanka should
wear. I often see actresses in our clothes looking wow. But they don't seem to
be dressed in character."
When the designer was asked why she has chosen to debut with ‘Zanjeer’, she reasoned. "I insisted on a bound script which I never got. Zanjeer is the first film I've said yes to. One of the reasons is the director Apoorva Lakhia, who' a friend. The other reason is Priyanka Chopra, who according to me, is the most international actress from Bollywood.
"She can carry off any look. She understands clothes, and she knows so
much about fabric! I was amazed by her knowledge and her ability to put forward
her thoughts on how her character must dress. We were instantly on the same
page when we met."
Puri especially loved Lakhia's brief on Priyanka's character.
"He was the first director who gave me a hard-bound script. Earlier I refused offers because I didn't get a script. For me it's very important to know the character's graph to be able to dress her properly. Because of the script, I got to know Priyanka's character Mala thoroughly before I decided on her look."