Fashion designer Nachiket Barve is on cloud nine after winning a national award for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. For those unaware, at the recently announced 68th National Awards, Barve won the National Award for Best Costume Designer. After winning the prestigious award, IndiaToday.in interacted exclusively with Nachiket, who feels overwhelmed and humbled by Tanhaji’s response. Besides Nachiket, Ajay Devgn won the best actor award for the film and the film also received the best popular film award.
“Honestly, I’ve always believed in doing my job and trying to do the best I can. The award is a huge honor and I’m so grateful for this wonderful accolade. There are hundreds of people involved in making a movie like this and a few hundred working on costumes and props. It’s a huge pat on the back for all of them and I couldn’t be happier,” Nachiket said.
THE WHOLE PROCESS TOOK 3 YEARS: NACHIKET BARVE
Continuing his chat with IndiaToday.in, Nachiket revealed that he designed the entire look and feel of the costumes for Om Raut’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. “I focused on the main characters played by Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Sharad Kelkar among others. The amazing vision of our director, Om Raut, and the clarity of his brief; the freedom he gave me given to design the costumes for this epic project has made it such a wonderful journey,” he added.
Barve went on to say that to maintain authenticity, he worked extensively with dyers using mineral and natural dyes like madder, marigold and nature’s indigo. I had fantastic support from the amazing team of artisans, sari drapers, Pagdi drapers, jewelry experts, costume assistants and backed by a major key costume designer and a secondary costume designer,” said Nachiket .
He further mentioned that the whole process from ideation to completion took almost 3 years of relentless pursuit of excellence by all members of the Tanhaji team.
“AJAY DEVGN LEFT NO STONE UNTURNED”
Nachiket Barve also said that Tanhaji actor and producer Ajay Devgn is extremely interested and determined to make the film amazing. “Ajay Devgn is the lead actor as well as the producer of the movie and he was so interested and determined to make it amazing without leaving anything out. All the costumes had multiple elements from head to toe,” he said in as a conclusion. .
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior was released on January 10, 2020.
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