"Because I got the script earlier, I got to know Priyanka’s character Mala thoroughly before I decided on her look. Like Mala, I am an NRI working out of a foreign country, so I instinctively understand the clothes Priyanka should wear. I often see actresses looking wow in their clothes but they don’t seem to be dressed in character.”
Explaining the two distinct looks that Priyanka would sport, Pria says, “In the first-half of Zanjeer -- when she’s abroad -- Priyanka will be dressed as a woman entrepreneur. In today’s times, a working-woman from India doesn’t stand out in the airport. She looks like any chic well-dressed woman from any part of the world.
"Later when Priyanka’s character comes to India, she gets more colourful in her sartorial expression. You would notice that even when an Indian girl in India dresses in western clothes, there is a dash of Indianness in her clothes. She may wear shorts, but it would be orange in colour."
Pria sees a great challenge ahead. “I’ve never done a Bollywood film before but I know I’ve chosen the right project to start with. Priyanka is the coolest most cosmopolitan actress in Bollywood today.”
Priya has been present during the shoots, including the Hyderabad schedule.
“I am not leaving anything to chance, or to my assistants. I like to choose all the fabrics colours and designs personally,” says Pria.