Kangana Ranaut as Krrish 3's Kaya: Top design job

Oct 25 2013, 17:19 IST
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Kangana Ranaut in Krrish 3 could have ended up looking a lot like Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. Kangana Ranaut in Krrish 3 could have ended up looking a lot like Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.
SummaryKangana Ranaut Krrrish 3 look required designers to bring to fore all the skills of their job.

Rakesh Roshan was very keen on keeping a side braid for Kangana Ranaut but it looked a lot like Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. So, we decided to experiment with the hair style for a touch of the futuristic side: Gavin Miguel, designer

Ordinary outfits seldom create history. Perhaps that is one reason why film-maker Rakesh Roshan made sure that he is involved in each and every step of the costume-making process of his upcoming film, Krrish 3. The director gave a lot of creative liberty to the costume designers of the film, in order to come up with unique looks for Kaal and Kaya, played by Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut respectively. No wonder, their looks created a lot of curiosity before it was officially unveiled. Designer Gavin Miguel, who is known for his out-of-the-box designs in films like Naach was roped in by the film-maker to create unique looks for the two actors.

Close on Batman’s heels

Miguel mentioned that he became a part of the project pretty late and started working on Kangana Ranaut’s look as soon as he came on board. “I was told that Kaya is a mutant with a svelte side to her personality. So I made a few sketches and he immediately gave it a nod,” stated Miguel. Roshan wanted the outfit to be light and flexible, to make sure that Kangana Ranaut does all her stunts without any restrictions. “She has a lot of toughness in her personality. So instead of looking at feminine superheroes for reference, I looked at Batman. We wanted the outfit to maintain a balance of strength meets femininity, so that even if there is an emotional scene, a streak of toughness is still maintained. Miguel stayed away from using the usual black and red colour palette, which is usually associated with such characters. “We decided to venture into more interesting colours like electric gray, silver and black with metallic shades.

Rubbery tales

To get the right fabric for her costume, Miguel experimented with different fabrics like four way stretch, a mix of polythene stretch among others. Not happy with the result, he ultimately chose rubber and latex. “Kaya’s costume looks like a second skin. Hence, rubber and latex turned out to be the best options. We sourced the material from dealers in UK, USA and Hong Kong. My team members helped out by getting swatches of the fabrics for test.

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