Ritu Kumar, one of India’s most well-known designers has designed the costumes for the wedding sequences in Deepa Mehta’s upcoming film “Midnights Children” that features Soha Ali Khan, Shahana Goswami, Anita Majumdar, and Neha Mahajan among others. Ritu has also worked on the costumes for the male starcast including Anupam Kher, Rahul Bose, Siddharth Narayan and Samrat Chakravart. Rita Kumar’s outfits were inspired by her book “Costumes And Textils of Royal India” and by some researches on the royal costumes of the Muslim families of pre-Independence India.
Soha Ali Khan was wearing a white ensemble made of chanderi silk cotton handwoven fabric with a style consistent with North Indian dress traditions. Ritu said that it was a great honour for her to be associated with such a large-scale film and that it was really exciting to work on each and every one of them. It took about six months during which she went through a lot books on the history of fashion.