It took 18 proficient craftsmen to show into actuality the designs of three gifted designers who had been assigned the duty of designing jewelry for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s character Nandini, the Queen of Pazhuvoor, in director Mani Ratnam’s much-awaited magnum opus, ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.
Only just lately, the unit of the movie selected to release the primary look of Queen Nandini, performed by Aishwarya Rai within the movie.
The jewelry sported by the character Nandini within the movie is hand made and has been recreated to present audiences the impression that they had been from the Chola period.
The jewelry, designed by Kishandas and Co of Hyderabad, concerned three artisans/jewelry designers whereas the making took round six months for the full course of from inspiration, to finding out historical past, to character specification and had 18 craftsmen engaged on it.
What Nandini is sporting consists of genuine artwork kinds which embody necklaces made in conventional Kundan setting and a variety of equipment together with vanki, rings and jhumkas set in uncut and valuable gems which embody emeralds, rubies and yellow sapphires.
“It is a dream collaboration to translate legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam sir’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan‘ vision, and a great canvas to showcase our craftsmanship and exquisite detail to handcrafting traditional Indian jewellery,” says Pratiksha Prashant, spokesperson of Kishandas and Co.