Exclusive: Sridevi's 'Chandni' looks were designed majorly by Bhanu Athaiya and hardly by Neeta Lulla; Joint credit notwithstanding - Times of India

If you think, civility the credit titles of Yash Chopra’s ‘Chandni’, that Bhanu Athaiya (who spent away the previous evening) and Neeta Lulla denews24nationed Sridevi’s looks together, this present one’s for you. Yash Chopra credited Bhanu Athaiya and Neeta Lulla both, however it was Bhanu Athaiya practically as far as possible.

A source disclosed to ETimes that Bhanu Athaiya’s work in ‘Chandni’ remembered the creation of Sridevi’s white notorious dress for the tune ‘Simple Haathon Mein Nau Churiyaan Hai’ which turned into a fury with little youngsters and even the white salwaar kameez that Sridevi wore for the banner (see underneath) which was all the rage for a very long time. “Neeta Lulla’s work in ‘Chandni’ was very limited,” the source included.

When reached, Neeta Lulla affirmed and stated, “I came into ‘Chandni’ very late. In fact, I didn’t even meet Bhanu Athaiya during my stint. I met her after the film was completed and was lucky to hear about some of her experiences that she shared with me.”

Bhanu Athaiya achieved a tremendous regard in the manner the outfit denews24nationers in Bollywood began being taken a gander at. Much the same as Salim-Javed gave exchange composing a marking in the entertainment world, the equivalent applies to Bhanu Athaiya for outfit denews24nationing. “Definitely yes,” concurred Neeta Lulla, talking solely to ETimes, “She took costume-denews24nationing in Indian films to a global level with her work in ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Gandhi’, winning an Oscar for her work in the latter. Her demise is a big loss. The work culture she brought to the big screen was extremely commendable. She was the first technician those days in the costume-denews24nationing department, when quite a few stars’ mothers used to do that job.”

“I was floored with the knowledge she had when I met her, hats off to her for Mumtaz’s saree in ‘Brahmachari’ , Vyjanthimala’s iconic look in ‘Anarkali’ and several others at a time and age when, unlike today, you didn’t have easy access to clothes and accessories. Her work may not have been much in the fore simply because costume denews24nationing wasn’t written about in the media much until ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ came along, which was done by me. But Bhanu Athaiya was just outstanding.”

We at that point addressed Boney Kapoor about Sridevi’s look in ‘Chandni’. Said Kapoor, “Sridevi looked extremely attractive in that outfit. The accessories which were also suggested by Bhanu Athaiya accentuated her beauty.”

Added Kapoor, “I worked with Bhanu Athaiya in ‘Prem’ and she denews24nationed the look of Sanjay Kapoor, Tabu and even the British officers. She used to sketch out the looks till the minutest detail. It was a privilege to work with Bhanu Athaiya.”