The Indian film industry is really a money-making industry, and there is a lot that goes into producing a film, from coming up with a project concept to casting actors for the roles. Making a film necessitates a significant amount of time, effort, and money.
Hindi films have it all, from heavily embellished Ghagras to leather tight studded bodysuits to some costly and completely unnecessary leather jackets. When it comes to buying and sporting pricey dresses and outfits, Bollywood remains unrivalled.
Here’s a rundown on some of the most lavish costumes worn by our B-Town stars in their films.
Deepika Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani looked as if she is a fine angel stepped from heaven. The costumes for the characters were designed with great care to compliment the grandeur of the film and its sets.
Any outfit was a fitting representation of the character’s status. For Mastani’s character, Mr. Bhansali invested a staggering Rs 45 lakhs on custom-made jewels.
Tevar, starring Sonakshi Sinha, may not have done well at the box office, but a lively dance number from the film, Radha Nachegi, has remained in the spotlight despite the makers spending about Rs 2.5 crore on the track. Sonakshi Sinha wore a single costume in the song that was valued at around Rs 75 lakhs.
Mr. Bhansali is known for making films with extravagant budgets. His brilliant masterpiece Devdas was regarded as the most expensive film of the decade. Madhuri Dixit portrayed Chandramukhi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Devdas.
While both female beauties wore numerous expensive costumes in the film, the most expensive was a lehenga worn by Madhuri Dixit for the song Kaahe Ched Mohe. The lehenga cost Rs 15 lakhs and weighed about 30 kilogrammes while the lady was expecting her first child at the time!
The queen of Bollywood wore a rubber-latex bodysuit Hrithik starrer Krrish 3 that weighed over 20 kgs in a few scenes and took her 3.5 hours to get into each time. The bodysuit cost Rs 1 crore, and there were ten of them, bringing the overall cost of Maya’s outfit to a staggering Rs 10 crores!
The exquisite outfits for Aishwarya Rai as Jodha in Jodha Akhbar were designed by Neeta Lulla. Aishwarya Rai looked like a real Mughal queen in her magnificent costumes. Per piece of clothing she wore cost about Rs 2 lakhs.