C for Chopra, C for chiffon
Whatever the era, the quintessential Yash Chopra heroine remains the same...
Not only did Yash Chopra leave his legendary stamp on every film he made, every costume that his heroine draped also became iconic in its own domain.
Several of Chopra’s heroines essayed the bubbly girl-next-door. Naturally, Juhi Chawla showed up in baby pink and sunflower yellow salwars to let her inner child giggle aloud in Darr.
In Waqt, the sophisticated Sadhana was given perfectly coiffed hairstyles and elegant jewellery. Clothes too became an essential element of the moviemaking process, helping the director paint the perfect portrait of his heroine.
And the foremost reason why ‘the Yash Chopra look’ worked like magic is because of his heroines’ extreme professionalism just like their director to work under extreme conditions. The bandwagon of ladies braved the icy cold winds on the snow-capped Alps in very little other than the chiffon saree and their charm.
Little has changed over the years when it comes to the great director’s style of filmmaking. No wonder then that chiffon French or desi will forever stay associated with evergreen romantic Yash Chopra.