A lot of Bollywood directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sooraj Barjatya, and Ashutosh Gowariker prefer to make movies that seem larger than life, and it needs an extravagant wardrobe to go with it. When it comes to royal fashion styles for men, here are some of our Bollywood stars who pulled off the heavy period costumes better than anyone else:
1. Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani:
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited Bajirao Mastani seems to have redefined what grandeur looks like. Designer Anju Modi, who’s worked with Bhansali before was given the assiduous task of dressing up Ranveer Singh in his gorgeous Marathi royalty dress for men, and the trailer and promos show that Ranveer looks totally perfect in them.
2. Hrithik Roshan in Jodha Akbar:
This Bollywood hunk looks good in any menswear but he looked like he was totally made for the royal costumes that he wore in the visual treat that was Jodha Akbar. While designing his dresses for the role of Akbar, designer Neeta Lulladrew inspiration from the Mughal history. The movie completely changed the way people viewed Emperor Akbar.
3. Prabhas in Baahubali:
This multi-lingual period film starring Tollywood actor Prabhas was dubbed the most expensive movie ever made. Designers Rama Rajamouli and Prashanthitoiled and researched extensively for the costumes they had to design. Not just his beefed up body, but his fabulous costumes too played a big part in bringing him across as the formidable prince of the fictional kingdom of Mahishmati.
4. Dilip Kumar in Mughal-e-Azam:
This epic historical drama was released in the 1960’s and is still one of the most popular movies to date. Makhanlal and company designed the lavish garments for the movie, and Dilip Kumar looked totally convincing as Prince Salim, the heir to Emperor Akbar.
When you watch a period film, you want to be convinced of its authenticity, and costumes play a huge part in it. These versatile actors mentioned above pulled off these fashion styles from history, with grace and élan, with a huge part played by the talented designers, of course.