Samant Chauhan has styled for a film by teaming up with Tigmanshu Dhulia for the movie "Yaara". The designer says that his inspiration to create the wardrobe for the period friendship drama was drawn from the fashion of the 1970's.
Samant Chauhan said in an interview to IANS that, "I am designing costume for 'Yaara' and officially this is my first film as I did one film in the past, but it couldn't release." 'Yaara' is the remake of a French movie and it starts in Rajasthan and finished in Delhi. "The entire film is periodic. So it is certainly a responsible task to do justice to the costumes," said Chauhan, who hails from a village near Bhagalpur in Bihar.
Samant Chauhan is known for using Bhagalpur silk by using the same in his designs. "I told a friend of mine that I want to do films now and would love to work with directors like Anurag Kashyap, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shekhar Kapoor and Shyam Benegal as I believe that these are the names who has got extraordinary skill of storytelling," he said. "I got to know that Dhulia is starting a film, a periodic one where prominence is given to clothes and style, and that he was looking for some costume designer who can add power to his film through clothes. But he wanted a new face, someone who is not involved with Bollywood styling."
As a reference point for the clothes, Samanth Chauhan says that, "We took a lot of references from 1970s style and fashion. Tigmanshu Dhulia was very clear that the clothes have to be very stylish. He wants that feel of friendship to reflect through clothes.....I was in Mumbai for two months sitting with entire team... We have done last schedule in Dehradun and Mussoorie and it was three weeks of shoot where we made almost 700 garments. So you can make out from this fact that how much importance clothes have been given in the film," Samant said. He adds, "It's a new thing for me as I always wanted to learn filmmaking process. Dhulia is a great storyteller who encouraged me to take care of every minute detailing."
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