Ayushmann Khurrana tried nine hairstyles for Hawaizaada
Hawaizaada, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda, is set in the 19th century. Naturally, one of the challenges of making the film was staying true to that period — be it recreating the Bombay of 1895 or designing the right costumes. Needless to say, director Vibhu Virender Puri and his team did extensive research.
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“My costume designer Sahil Kochhar had to design outfits according to the fabrics and colours available in that era. We made sure we didn’t use any nylon outfits as it had not been invented then. Similarly, the colour pink wasn’t used then. Also, we did many look tests for both Ayushmann and Mithun. We even tried out nine different hairdos before zeroing in on Ayushmann’s hairstyle,” says Vibhu.
In a bid to depict that era, the team also had to recreate several antiques. He adds, “Many artefacts that we read about aren’t available in this day and age. So, we used our imagination and recreated them. We even designed the plane based on how it was described in the books.”
Hawaizaada, presented by Reliance Entertainment and produced by Trilogic Digital Media and Film Farmers Motion Picture Company, releases January 30.