Star Plus' transposition of the Indian epic 'Mahabharat' onto the small screen is set to be broadcast on 16 September 2013. Lead costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, famous for her enduring work in Indian cinema, has spoken about her time working on the series, saying 'I'm really delighted to be a part of such a huge TV venture.
'The entire look of Star Plus' Mahabharat will revive Indian handicrafts and traditional weaves. Different ancient techniques have been used to achieve the various looks. A lot of bright colored silks, hand-looms, gold and jewelry structured embroidery patterns have been used. My team and I were very meticulous about every detail to remain true to the character. We have worked hard on designing this show and I'm sure our effort will translate beautifully to the audiences.'
The 84-year-old designer, who won an Oscar for her costumes in 'Ghandi', leads a modest life, but is able to translate the grandeur of epic events in history and legend into clothing.