Actress Priyanka Chopra will don two distinct looks for the remake of 1973 film Zanjeer, says designer Pria Kataria Puri, who is making her Bollywood foray with the movie.
Priyanka plays the role of Mala in the movie, 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. Interestingly the designer and Priyanka's character share a similar background.
‘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.’
The designer has so far done her globally-feted clothes from Kuwait, where her husband works. She also flies to San Franscisco at least twice a month to meet her daughter who studies in the US.