Bollywood rules the roost when it comes to expensive, high end costumes. Larger than life, lavish costumes are absolute must haves in action scenes, song and dance sequences, film promos – you name it! Get to know more on some exorbitantly priced Bollywood costumes here.
SRK costume in Ra.one: 1 crore
Net value: G.One costume was made for a whopping Rs 1 crore
Special effects designer Robert Kurtzman and Tim Flattery designed the G.One outfit for Shahrukh Khan.This electric blue and deep grey costume was made from reinforced latex, constructed by a team of experts from Los Angeles. To top it all, this costume had embedded micro computer circuitry with light beams and electricity. The overall sci-fi effect was mesmerizing for the Indian audience, especially kids who loved the costume of G.One. Though the movie bombed at the box office, Shahrukh’s G-One costume was a big hit.
Salman in Veer: 20 lakh each
Net value: Each armour costume donned by Salman cost Rs 20 lakh
Anna Singh designed the costumes for Salman Khan in the epic film Veer.The armor suits and the accompanying accessories worn by Salman, were elaborately and specifically designed to suit the look and feel of this period film depicting the 1800s. A lot of research was done on the ancient North Indian style of dressing in the royal families, before designing these costumes. Styles from North America and Masai African tribes were incorporated into these outfits which were then treated with special aging materials, sourced from various wardrobe supplies in New York. Salman got 6 of this costume designed for him.
Kareena in Kambakht Ishq: 8 lakh
Net value: This dress cost a mind blowing Rs 8 lakh
Kareena Kapoor’s outfit in the song sequence of Kambakht Ishq was bought from Emporio Armani in Paris. Kareena Kapoor sports a stunning sequined outfit in this song.This exquisite black sequined dress was specially bought from Paris by producer Sajid Nadiadwala who later gifted it to her.
Madhuri in Devdas: 15 lakh
Net Value: Each costume cost a colossal sum of Rs15 lakh
Madhuri’s stunning outfits in Devdas were the result of a combined effort by designers Neeta Lulla, Reza Sharifi, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.Madhuri dixit’s extravagant costumes in Devdas were elaborately designed after a lot of research according to the trend portrayed in that era. Each of these costumes sported exquisite embroidery, expensive fabrics and precious stones, to portray a luxurious, larger than life image.
Mallika Sherawat costume for a social event: 10 lakh
Net value: This eye-popping, jaw-dropping dress was designed at an astronomical cost of Rs 10 lakh.
Mallika Sherawat wore a single piece nude jumpsuit with a bikini top studded with brilliant diamonds, at a New Year’s performance in Mumbai. Event producers and managers went all the board to ensure that the show is a success, spending huge amounts of cash on costumes, among other things.
Aishwarya in Jodha Akbar: 2 lakh each
Net value: Each of these traditional costumes cost a huge sum of Rs 2 lakh
Neeta Lulla designed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s costumes in Jodha Akbar. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s outfits featured exquisite embroidery with bead work, traditional motifs embellished with precious and semi precious stones including diamonds and kundan. All this teamed with ornate jewellery and other traditional accessories, imparted a regal appearance fitted for Akbar’s queen Jodha.
Vivek Oberoi in Prince
Net Value: The cost of each suit was pegged at a little above Rs 30,000
Vivek Oberoi’s costumes in Prince was designed by designer and stylist, Narendra Kumar Ahmed.The all leather urban biker suit sported by Vivek Oberoi for a major part of the film Prince, is the most expensive costume among all others designed for this film. In addition, six other similar outfits were specifically made for him.
Sherlyn Chopra in music video
Expensive outfits and costumes are not limited to Indian films alone. Take the instance of Sherlyn Chopra, an upcoming Bollywood starlet who wears a stunning bikini, top encrusted with brilliant diamonds, teamed with stylish gold pants in a music video Dard-e-Sherlyn.
Hrithik Roshan in Jodha Akbar
Neeta Lulla designed Hritik’s costumes in Jodha Akbar. Hritik Roshan donned some very expensive traditional Indian sherwanis in Jodha Akbar. These ornate outfits featured exquisite embroidery, brocade, zardosi, traditional motifs and embellishments of precious and semi precious stones like kundan and diamonds. Extravagant by all means, Hritik’s costumes depicted Mughal splendor in its full glory.
Rajnikanth in Robot: 3 crore
Net value: It is rumored that the budget allocated for the costumes went beyond Rs 3 crore
Rajnikanth’s numerous costumes in Robot were designed by Manish Malhotra and Mary.E.Vogt, famous for her costume designs for Men in Black. Trendy and modern, all these outfits were a perfect match for Rajni’s dual role of the scientist and the robot.