Ever since the trailer of the film Motichoor Chaknachoor was launched, it has garnered immense positive response. Interestingly, seeing the unlikely jodi of Nawaz and Athiya together for the first time, has had the intrigue factor rising among the audience and the industry alike. Especially for Athiya who has never been seen in this pretty and simple small town girl avatar.
Essaying the role for Bhopal based Anita Awasthi aka Annie, Athiya spent alot of time understanding the character, her roots, her belief system etc. Part of that study also involved her look. In an effort to totally be one with the character, Athiya and her stylist made a few visits to Bhopal and sourced out a few local tailors who would create the look they wanted for her.
Talking about her look, Athiya says, “This was a first time experience for me so I really wanted to enjoy and showcase a truly authentic experience for the film. My stylist, Darshan Jalan and I decided on the style and color palette and then flew down to Bhopal a few times ahead of the shoot and shortlisted a few tailors to create my salmar kameez and saree look in the film. The uniqueness of the look was adding sweaters to the salwaars, and socks with sandals to give it a small town feel.I’m so glad we did it that way because once I was in those clothes, I felt like Annie and not like Athiya playing Annie. ”
Produced by Viacom18 Studios, Woodpecker Movies, Rajesh and Kiran Bhatia, the film also stars Navni Parihar, Abhishek Rawat and many more in pivotal roles. Directed by Debamitra Biswal, Motichoor Chaknachoor is set to release on Nov 15.