Ooooh excitement! My peeps on the inside just told me that one of Team MissMalini‘s favourite fashion designers – Payal Khandwala – has signed her first Bollywood film! In fact she’s already out on location styling the likes of Amitabh Bahchchan, Dhanush and Kamal Hassan‘s daughter Akshara Haasan in R. Balki‘s next project.
On his blog Big B. revealed the location of the shoot to be Coonoor, Tamil Nadu in the Nilgiris mountains and even talks about Payal so sweetly! Look…
“On location for Balki’s next with Dhanush and Akshara, our dress consultant and costume design in charge, a young lady, after hours of work, confronts me with a story that verifies for me the essence of what I mention before…
She was a kid of about 5-6 when she saw Mukaddar ka Sikandar and was distraught at the sight of me dying in the end of the film. Unconsolable she just kept weeping at the fate that had befallen me and would not take any explanations given to her by her parents, until one day they happened to drive pass my house and convinced her that I was indeed alive. What a circle of time she has been through. From admiration, to the fear of having lost me and now to be designing my clothes for a film, a vocation that had baffled her years ago.
That little girl has waited for years and years and finally has had the opportunity to meet me here on location. Kashmir some 30 odd years ago, the South of the country in a remote location, and there she is, standing in disbelief that it has actually happened to her.”
*Awwww* How cute is that?!
I’m so excited to see the looks she creates, hopefully she gets to use some of her “sadhu sensibilities” in the film… Also super keen to see Kamal Hassan’s daughter on the big screen with the Big B! What a debut eh?
PS. Can we please talk about Akshara’s bold hair color choices for a moment? Clearly this 22-year-old has a mind of her own to go punk pink! AND green eyes? Well move over miss universe…!