The story of Madhuri Dixit’s ghagra in Devdas film; it weighed 10Kg

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Published by Lokendra Sharma on 17 Aug 2019

The designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla shared details of Madhuri Dixit’s magnificent ghagra choli that she wore during a particular sequence in the film Devdas as it has been seventeen years since Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film was released. On Instagram Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, to mark 33 years of their journey in the fashion world, posted pictures and stories of their various creations over the week.


Devdas was one of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s projects and Madhuri’s ghagra which was created by them is remembered for its meticulous design. Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla listed details in the caption of the post on Instagram along with an ethereal photograph of Madhuri, dressed in the outfit in Devdas.

The ghagra which was handcrafted featured mirrors embedded in Zardozi and it was made by a team of “highly skilled artisans”. It’s weight was around 10kg as a set and took two months to complete it. The designers also said that in the year 2015, the ghagra was featured at The Fabric of India exhibit held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role in Devdas. Madhuri was cast as Chandramukhi, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the role of Paro and Shah Rukh’s costumes were also the courtesy of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.


In a picture of Shah Rukh from Devdas, he looks positively phenomenal in a Chikan embroidered kurta paired with an angavastra (men’s shawl) and churidaar.


Devdas was based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel, which was released in 2002. Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla also won the National Film Award for Best Costume Design for their work in the film.

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