Sneak Peek: Anushka dons 35 kg gown in ‘Bombay Velvet’
A new still from Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming film, ‘Bombay Velvet’ was released and the new image shows the ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ girl in a heavy weight gown of 35 kgs. The lovely green and golden gown was designed by Niharika Bhasin Khan. The actress is playing a jazz singer and the scene is the opening scene of Anushka. She is singing at a party.
“The scene sees her behind the mic in a club. It took her two-and-half hours to dress and two assistants had to carry the train for her. Thankfully she did not have to dance in it,” says Niharika.
The National Award-winning designer, who has designed Anushka’s outfits in 'Band Baaja Baraat' says that weight was not the only challenge they faced.
“The prep was on for a year but the dress was damaged in transit. The upper half was ruined in the Sri Lanka rains. We had to re-do the damaged part,” says Niharika who designed a total of 144 outfits for Anushka’s turn in the film.‘Bombay Velvet’ features Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Raveena Tandon, Kay Kay Menon and Remo Fernandes apart from Anushka and is co-produced by Phantom Films and Fox Star Studios. Directed by Anurag Kashyap the film is slated to release on November 28, 2014.