Besides her graceful dance moves and lavish traditional costumes, the rich navvari sarees (nine yard), which are worn by Maharashtrian women; Priyanka Chopra has been receiving a lot of attention for her hairdo and make-up a la royal Peshwa style. Well, you would be eager to know who gave a magical touch to her look by now. It's Priyanka's exclusive make-up artist Uday Shirali, a prominent name in the makeup industry today, who had transformed PeeCee completely in the film MARY KOM.
||PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND UDAY SHIRALI
Well, if PeeCee is garnering praises for her look from all corners, then you got to credit Uday for it.
Ask Uday what brief filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali had given him and he shares, “Sanjayji briefed me about how he wanted Priyanka to look like ‘Kashibai', the first wife of BAJIRAO. I had to make her look very subtle and influential. I was told to make her look absolutely like Maratha peshwas of the 1700 era. Also, as per Sanjayji's brief, I had to make her look younger to Ranveer Singh. Further, Priyanka was simultaneously shooting for ‘Quantico' during the making of BAJIRAO MASTANI and she looked tired. In order to make her look fresh, we made use of Guerlain cream to hide the puffiness below her eyes.”
Interestingly Uday took a reference from Ravi Verma's paintings to get the perfect look.
Talking about the research work, Uday discloses “'Kashibai' was a very famous personality and also an important part of our history, so we have heard a lot about her… I had read a lot about Kashibai in my childhood. Apart from knowing her, from what all I read I also did a lot of research about Kashibai- How she carried her herself, what bindis she wore, her skin tone, etc. just to make Priyanka look apt on the screen. I read books on ‘Bajirao Mastani' from the Asiatic Library through which I gained bit more information on Kashibai. Also we took a little reference from Ravi Verma's paintings of Shakuntala- the way she stands, the jewellery. etc. The moon bindi with a small dot, the green eyes, etc. was all added up to make Priyanka look Maratha.”
Despite donning some bright traditional sarees, Priyanka was given a natural look instead. “BAJIRAO MASTANI is a film made in the era of Peshwas and in that era there was no make-up. So the look given to Priyanka is a no make-up look with natural colours like orangish-pink and Burberry. I had to ensure that Priyanka looks very natural. To go with the bright colours of Priyanka's costumes, I made use of natural colours like matte pink and matte red on the lips and nothing on the cheek-bones but a little pink on her cheeks. The base foundation was used to make her face a little more oval in shape like Kashibai. We used nearly three shades of the foundation to give the shape to her face,” shares the make-up expert.
“Coming to the eyes, I have kept it naked giving it very little make-up, long eyelashes to give her the royal look. To complete the look, I have put the bindi that the Marathas carried. And the hairstyle that was popular wth the Marathas during that era- ‘Khopa',” he adds.
Nevertheless,in the two much-talked about songs ‘Gajanana' and ‘Pinga' from BAJIRAO MASTANI, Uday gave a vibrant look to Priyanka. “In the songs ‘Gajanana' and ‘Pinga', we have used dark glossy lip shades for Priyanka to highlight her features. I have given her a little shiny look that is used more in the night make-up to go with the ambiance of the song and complete it with her moon bindi with a small dot below it,” Uday signs off.
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