While making period films like Mohenjo Daro, small details such as the sets and costume designing plays a pivotal role. Ace designer Neeta Lulla says,
“One has to be careful while styling for period films as one has to strike the right balance between the genuineness of that era and the latest fashion trends. The script and research material was given to us. We had to work accordingly on the costumes. It’s an epic film and we had to create a world and vision that the director wanted. The most challenging part is that there is no visual reference available from that era. We had to keep in mind that the costume should look like it’s from that era and also keep in mind today’s audience as they are going to watch the film.”
Mohenjo Daro is a story of an ancient love and our past, present and future! It is set in during the Pre-historic Indus Valley, in 2016 BC, and tells the story of how the evil greed of a man is about to destroy one of the oldest cities in the ancient world, Mohenjo Daro. A young indigo farmer, Sarman, enters the city and meets Chaani, the daughter of the Priest, predicted to be the Origin of a New Society. Sarman, in his attempt to win Chaani’s love, uncovers the secrets nobody was ever supposed to know – about Chaani, about Mohenjo Daro and about his own past!
The epic adventure-drama features superstar Hrithik Roshan and newcomer Pooja Hegde in the lead and will be releasing in cinemas 12 August 2016