Bajirao Mastani is a film set to release by the end of this year, 18th December, to be exact. It's an Indian historical romance film produced and directed by the famous Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The cast is pretty impressive with Ranveer Singh as Peshawa Bajirao I, Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai, his first wife, and Deepika Padukone as Mastani, Bajirao's second wife. This movie was shelved as Bhansali couldn't settle on who he wanted to cast for the titular roles of Mastani and Bajirao but after the success of Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, he knew it had to be Ranveer and Deepika, along with Priyanka Chopra.
The songs from the film are powerful, moving ones that transport the viewer to another world. Gajanana, Deewani Mastani and Pinga are the tracks that have been released as of now and Pinga is the song that we shall be focusing on today. Why? Because the fashion quotient in this song is sky high and we want to let you in on the details! Here are some important features that make the song so stunning.
1. Saree Drape:
The nau-vari saree drape is traditional to the state of Maharashtra. It is a lovely pant-style drape that needs a nine yard saree. The dhoti effect makes it easy for women to move about and even ride horses. Anju Modi's sarees look amazing draped in this style, and it's appropriate for the time during which Bajirao ruled.
2. Traditional Jewels:
The jewels worn by both Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are authentic and traditional to Marathi women. Heavy gold jhumkas, thushi necklaces, chokers, bangles and so on, adorn the faces and bodies of these dancing women. Maharashtra is a state where women must wear solid gold jewellery, especially royalty. Thushi necklaces are thick chains of closely-placed golden balls held together by a leather strand or piece of rope.
3. Green Glass Bangles:
Green glass bangles, in southern India, is a sign of marriage for a woman. All married women compulsorily wear green glass bangles. Bhansali has made sure his leading ladies look true to their characters by choosing green bangles.
4. The Traditional Bindi:
All Maharashtrian women are famous for their crescent shaped bindi. Not just women, even men in this state of India wear a moon shaped tikka (Chandrakor Tikali) on their forehead.
5. Purple and Red Sarees:
Priyanka Chopra is seen wearing a purple saree in this song, symbolising royalty, wealth, wisdom and grace. She is seen wearing purple even in Deewani Mastani, another amazing song in this film. Deepika, on the other hand, is wearing a deep red saree, showing that she is more passionate and seductive.
6. Pichodi Bangles:
A bride often wears a set of 2 pichodi bangles at each wrist, in additional to green and pearl bangles, to adorn her arms for the wedding ceremony. Pichodi bangles are thin, gold bangles often made with a high-quality gold with a copper base for sturdiness.
A gold veni is seen here on both Priyanka's and Deepika's heads. A veni is an ornament that is used to accentuate a hair bun. It is a sign of royalty and wealth. It is worn usually along with jasmine flowers.
8. Emboidered Velvet Blouses:
Through the sarees are pure silk, Anju Modi has teamed them up with matching velvet blouses. These aren't your typical saree blouses, they're embroidered to the max! We love how well the gold thread work goes with the royal velvet fabric. Both the purple and the red look fantastic with gold embroidery.
The nath worn by Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone is the traditional nath worn by all Maharashtrian women, especially royalty and brides. This nath design has pearls an that's the winning factor for all Marathi jewellery.
10. Three Roses:
No, not the tea brand. Deepika and Priyanka both have three red roses in their hair. Three red roses are symbolic of the phrase 'I love you' and hence, this becomes relevant here, in this song. Since both women are in love with the same man, it makes sense to wear matching red roses in the hair.