What Happens To The Costumes Of The Bollywood Stars After The Shoot Is Done?

Many people do not know about the beautiful and stunning outfits our favorite Bollywood stars wear on screen and what happens to that particular outfit after? Is it given to someone else? Used somewhere else? Does it go back to the designers for reuse? Are the costumes recycled or auctioned?

Well, there are a hell lot of things which happen to the costumes.

According to a report in Mid-Day actress Ayesha Khanna (Dishkiyaaon) who has been a stylist for YRF in  ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ and ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl’said, “At Yash Raj, all the costumes are stacked in petis. Each peti is labeled so that you know exactly for which film the lead stars, supporting cast and extras wore the clothes. Later, for another film, things get mixed and matched.”

She also said, “Aishwarya Rai’s Kajra Re item number outfit from 2005 film Bunty aur Babli was used on a background dancer in Band Baaja Baarat in 2010. It was mixed and matched. The choli was worn with another ghaghra, so it was impossible that anyone will notice it.”

Aishwarya in Kajra Re | Photo: flashlarevista.com

This happens globally that whatever the celebrities are wearing is the latest fashion trend for the people. Many of the costumes worn by the Bollywood stars are reused as they are stored with the intention for future purposes. Each and every piece of outfit falls under the label of production cost. The costumes are mixed and matched and used in other movies by the extras.

In the industry, there are very few stylists who follow the formula of reusing the same costumes or redesigning them. The outfits by most designers are used afresh in every film and they do not recycle or reuse them again for another project. The costumes go to the production house and it is their property. These outfits cost a fortune!

“I approach every film afresh. I don’t recycle stuff or rehash from the costumes used in an earlier project. After understanding the actor’s character in the film, I go about making the costumes. Sometimes they may be bought off the shelve if something catches my fancy and I feel it suits the character.” said Navin Shetty who styled for many films like Agneepath, Himmatwala, and Zanjeer to Mid-Day.

There are also times when the star takes away the outfit for their own wardrobe after the movie is completed. When a star knows how to carry off the costume in the shoot after the shoot is over they take it home as a souvenir or a memory.

When there are big designers like Manish Malhotra or Nikhil Thampi – after they designed the clothes and the shooting is finished, they take it back along with them. During the shooting of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, the emerald green gown which she wore in a song was taken back by the designers after the shoot.

Anushka’s green gown in Bombay Velvet | Photo: pinterest.com

There are various types of designers in the industry like Navin Shetty who always used fresh clothes for every project and some who know the art of redesigning the clothes from the scratch with lots of creativity.

Good causes are also supported with the help of these outfits. You must be thinking how. When the shooting of a project is done, some of the costumes are auctioned. Not at all clothes are auctioned but only the ones which have the best impact on the audiences. The highest bidder takes away the outfit and that proceeds go to charity. The outfits worn by actor Rajnikanth and actress Aishwarya Rai in Robot were auctioned.

Rajinikanth in Robot | Photo: catchnews.com

This is what is done by the industry people after the shooting of a scene is done wherein an actor/actress wears an amazing outfit. Now you know.

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Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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