Honoured to be part of 'Midnight's Children': Ritu Kumar
India's ace designer Ritu Kumar, who has designed the costumes for wedding sequences in Deepa Mehta's much-in news film "Midnight's Children", has used Kashmiri influences in her creations, and says it was an amazing experience to be a part of such a "mammoth production". "It is a great honour for me to be associated with such a large-scale film. It's a mammoth production with so many characters and it was really exciting to work on each and every one of them," Kumar said in a statement. It took her six months to work on the costume designing, and a fair amount of research.
"I went through a lot of books that talked about history of fashion," added the designer, who researched on the royal costumes of Muslim families of pre-Independence India. "Midnight's Children" is the movie adaptation of writer Salman Rushdie's eponymous bestseller, which narrates India's transition from British colonialism to independence, and its subsequent partition.