Deepika Padukone’s stunning transformation into Sanjay Bhansali’s Leela
With the release of the exclusive first look poster of Eros International & Bhansali Production’s Ram Leela – leading lady Deepika Padukone is the cynosure of all eyes, as her rustic-desi avatar was an immediate hit.
And while the model-turned-actress makes looking ethereal seem easy, very few know that the lehenga she sports in the poster weighed a whopping 30 kgs and has a 50 meter ghera designed by Anju Modi, who went out of her way to bring the intricacies of Kutch to Deepika’s wardrobe in Ram Leela to meet Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s exacting standards.
Says designer Anju “Sanjay and I were very clear about the look we wanted to give Deepika. So, while the lehengas had to reflect the royal lineage of the Kutch region, they also had to have a very contemporary feel as Ram Leela is not a period drama,”
All praise for the actress she adds, “No one else could have carried it as gracefully as she does. She is slim-waisted, tall and looks gorgeous in this avatar. Dressing her up in this style has been a dream come true,”
A story of love in violent times, Eros International & Bhansali Productions’ Ram Leela starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh is scheduled to release November 29th 2013.