Actress Pooja Hedge recently revealed the first look of her character Chaani, in the upcoming Ashutosh Guwarikar period drama ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Also starring Hrithik Roshan, the costume is said to be designed by ‘Game of Thrones’ costume designer��April Ferry. However, with the costume being low cut and having a big slit down the leg of the dress, it’s had a very mixed response.
As reported by��Deccan��Chronicle, where many are seeing it as an elegant piece others are stating that it doesn’t fit with the era that the film is based in. Supported the directors choice was designer Anju Modi, who said, ” ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is such an old civilisation, and it was very raw and primitive in its aesthetics. When we look at the excavations from that site, they are entirely different from what is being depicted in this particular look. But, we don�۪t know the context in which this look appears in the movie. There is a possibility that somebody in that era is imagining some heavenly diva. The whole attire is very modern, and I can�۪t understand if it is an imaginary or real life character. One can�۪t criticise the director�۪s vision without knowing the context of the film, and it is something that one can figure out only after having watched the movie.”
“Going by the name of the film, Mohenjo Daro, one would expect the first look to be very true to the essence of the film and imagine the protagonist to be dressed in something that is very raw, rustic, basic and handmade considering the era it is set in,” she went on to say.
“When we see rustic movies of the yester years like Mother India, we get a sense of realism and the era of the Indus Valley civilisation was way before that, so this kind of look? At the same time, let�۪s give the director a benefit of doubt and wait till the real plot and setting of the film are revealed,” she added.
Despite Modi’s explanations, there are still some who believe this kind of attire wouldn’t fit the film. Designer Ritu Kumar simply said, “We are talking of 3000-4000 BC, for heaven�۪s sake! I think it simply needs no comment.”
Whatever the debate is, it’s true in saying one will only be able to understand it when it releases on 12th August.