The well-known Paro from Anurag Kashyap's Dev D will be displaying her completely new look for the Zanjeer remake. Fashion designer Pria Kataria Puri who has styled Priyanka Chopra and Mahie Gill for the Zanjeer remake reveals that Mahie will be seen as a sensuous yet sophisticated diva. Mahie plays Mona Darling in the action-thriller.
The audience has often seen her sporting the desi look in films including Dev D, Paan Singh Tomar and Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster. Zanjeer 2 has many firsts for her. "We coloured her hair, which she has never done before. She had never worn heels, but we got custom heels made for her that were 7-8 inches high to give her that diva look. We made her wear everything from a swimsuit to a see-through kaftan to sexy tight dresses," said Pria at the model audition for Lakme Fashion Week.
The film portrays her as a diva, "But we have presented her in a very classy, sophisticated way. She has been shown as a very sensuous, sexy woman who follows today's fashion...We have shown her as a diva," Pria added. In the original Zanjeer, Bindu starred as Mona, the don's moll, while Ajit played the villain and Amitabh Bachchan was the protagonist. Pran too featured in the film as a loyal Pathan friend.
Pria enjoyed working with Mahie's look. "It was very exciting for me because Mahie has not been presented that way and I prefer people who come like a blank canvas, so that I can draw what I want to. If they are good actors, they take it like a sponge," said the designer. Pria had a good time styling for Mahie as the actress allowed her to experiment. "Really fun and very easy to do looks for Mahie because she said to me 'Pria, you do what you want to do. You want to colour my hair, you can even cut it.' So we actually had a full transition on her," she added.
The film is directed by Apurva Lakhia and it also stars Tollywood actor Ram Charan Teja, Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj and Atul Kulkarni. It is said to make it to the big screen on September 6.