Fashion designer Pria Kataria Puri has styled Priyanka Chopra and Mahie Gill for the Zanjeer remake and reveals that the latter, who plays Mona Darling in the action-thriller, will be seen in a sensuous yet sophisticated diva.
Often seen sporting the desi look in films like Dev D, Paan Singh Tomar and Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster series, the film has many firsts for Mahie.
‘We coloured her hair, she had never coloured her hair. She had never worn heels, but we got custom heels made for her that were 7-8 inches high to give her that diva look. We made her wear everything from a swimsuit to a see-through kaftan to sexy tight dresses,’ Pria said.
‘But we have presented her in a very classy, sophisticated way. She has been shown as a very sensuous, sexy woman who follows today's fashion...We have shown her as a diva,’ she added. In the original Zanjeer, Bindu starred as Mona, the don's moll, while Ajit played the villain and Amitabh Bachchan was the protagonist. Pran too featured in the film as a loyal Pathan friend.
Pria said it was great styling Mahie as she came with a clean slate and gave her free hand to experiment with her look the way she wanted. ‘It was very exciting for me because Mahie has not been presented that way and I prefer people who come with a blank canvas, so that I can draw what I want to. If they are good actors, they take it like a sponge,’ said the designer.
‘Really fun and very easy to do looks for Mahie because she said to me 'Pria, you do what you want to do. You want to colour my hair, cut my hair.' So we actually had a full transition on her,’ she added.