Anju Modi to design for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani

Modi, known for working extensively with Indian crafts, fabrics and textiles, was responsible for turning Deepika Padukone into a Gujarati damsel in Ram-Leela with her vibrant lehengas and cholis

Anju Modi, who designed the bright and vibrant costumes in Sanjay Leela Bhansali Ram-Leela, is all set to work again with the maverick director for his period love drama Bajirao Mastani.

“Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a filmmaker who has an eye for Indian crafts, materials and fibres. Those are the main areas I work in and he really liked my work. That is the reason for him to select me. I am very happy to be associated with him,” Modi said.

Bajirao Mastani stars Ram-Leela pair Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.

Ranveer will play the role of the 18th century Maratha general and statesman Bajirao Peshwa while Deepika will play his love interest. The project will also have Priyanka Chopra in a key role.

Modi is one of the designers who will showcase at this year’s edition of India Couture Week to be held from July 15.

“I think the Couture Week is a platform of creativity and it is huge. Showcasing here has definitely given me the recognition as we get noticed a lot,” she said.