Designers Finally Reveal the Secret Behind Aamir Khan’s Firangi Lookby Opinion Express October 29, 2018 0 comments
People who have been enchanted by Aamir Khan’s get-up in Firangi can now learn the secret behind the costumes from the designers.
In creating the look for actor Aamir Khan’s character Firangi in Thugs of Hindostaan — a flamboyant, wily, deceptive, smooth talking thug — the actor was minutely involved in the research and design. “For Firangi, what we figured is that other than the dhoti that he wears, everything else is robbed from someone. Whether it’s his hat, sunglasses, shoes, jacket, everything has been flicked,” said the designers Rushi and Manoshi.
“Firangi is a potpourri of different elements and identities stolen from the myriad people he meets. He loves his name and lives up to it with his top hat and his choice of foreign booze, which also are incidentally stolen from people. He wears an English leather tailcoat in a jade colour, the colour of a chameleon,” they add.
“Like a magpie, he loves collecting things that shine to his eyes. He has a chatelaine belt from which he hangs his favorite glinting belongings. A rose-tinted sunglass, an ornate leather canteen of water, a mismatched pair of boots and a potli full of tricks, beware of the charmer, Firangi Mallah!” they said.
The film is a fictional story set during the British East India Company’s rule over India. Given its setting and larger-than-life scale, designing the looks and costumes of the film’s characters were of great importance as it required audiences to go back in time.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, it also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh. It is set to release on November 8 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Courtesy: The Pioneer