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The jewellery maker of Yash Chopra, Salman Khan
By Hindol Sengupta, IANS
Meet Punita Trikha, the New Delhi-based jewellery designer whom Bollywood legend Yash Chopra has selected to make jewels for his next film and who has created accessories for Salman Khan's Hollywood debut, "Marigold".
"Yash Chopra's new film, which doesn't yet have a name, begins in January. I'm doing the jewellery for the film," Trikha, who has her flagship store in Delhi's Greater Kailash-I market, told IANS.
"I've also already made about 150 pieces of crystal and glass bead jewellery for 'Marigold'," said Trikha. "The shooting for 'Marigold' is happening in Jaipur and its one 45-day long schedule without any breaks."
"The story of 'Marigold' is of an American tourist who falls in love with a Bollywood choreographer. Salman plays the choreographer."
Trikha works alone and, without any helpers, creates each piece of jewellery - using mainly beads, crystals and wires - by hand.
"I've made more than 1,000 pieces of jewellery and have never felt the need to use any helpers," said Trikha who trained in Paris under Marie Louise.
Her Bollywood break came when Feroze Khan selected her to do the jewellery of "Janasheen" and now she's doing his new film.
"I'll always be grateful to Feroze Khan for giving me an opportunity to get into the movies. He has also asked me to do his new film, which is starting next year.