~Indian Television will soon witness a high profile wedding of Akshat and Arpita~
Lavish wedding costumes and heavy ornaments are not restricted only to the Rajshri movies...Our telly tube weddings celebrations are no less in matching up to the perfection & grandeur of big screen. They go to great lengths to make the bride and groom’s wedding look exclusive for the viewers… Marriages in India are marked by a lot of customs and traditions that are religiously followed to this day and in scripting these for television, there’s an opportunity to make it a visual delight for audiences and set new fashion trends. In the ongoing track of the wedding sequence of Zee TV’s AurPyaar Ho Gaya, Akshat (WaseemMushtaq) & Arpita (Niketa Agrawal), some of the fabrics used for Arpita’s elaborate lehenga have been brought directly from Jodhpur and other cities known for its handiwork that has lent it an authenticity. The costumes for the entire wedding track has been designed by renowned television stylist, Nikhat Mariyam Neerusha.
The purse strings were let loose. The intricately designed lehnga made for the Khandelwal family's daughter-in-law Arpitacosts approx. Rs.5 lakhs and the entire outfit weighs 25 kgs. The lehenga is the highlight of all the outfits created for the wedding sequence as it was crafted by the expert Jodhpuri workers and it took almost a month to make the bride’s costume. Keeping in mind the Marwari culture, original gottapatti, zardozi and kashab work has been used on the lehenga making it as exquisite as possible! The lehenga looks resplendent and the intricate embroidery, stone work, heavy embellishments, heavy border and the falling dupatta makes Arpita look like a royal princess, oozing out panache and poise.
Neerusha says, “My philosophy is very simple – it has to be impressive and stylish. I love the Indian craftsmanship and prefer working with it anyday. After doing a lot of research, I finally designed Arpita’s bridal wear with a variety of fabrics to give it a rich & elegant look. Right from the colours, fabric to the embroidery, care has been taken to keep the authenticity of the Marwari culture. A lot of handiwork from Jaipur, Lucknow, Kashmir and Kolkata have gone into the ensemble and it’s taken over a month to get ready…The colours are ivory, pale jade, bright pink, mustard, red and gold to muted browns, sapphire, beige and the likes. The lehenga studded with crystals and hand madegota will make a lot of heads turn.The rich quality of these costumes have never been seen before on Indian television screens and it will be remembered for a long time."
She adds, “Indian weddings are very bright events, filled with ritual and celebration, and unvaryingly checked with amazing ceremonies and spectacle, which is the reason they are the most watched on television across the world. An Indian wedding is an infusion of cultures, a celebration of family and friends, and a natural setting that can take anyone’s breath away, especially the gorgeous Indian wedding dresses that add to the style of the whole function. It’s a designers dream to put together such a collection like we’ve done for Arpita’s wedding and I for one enjoyed it thoroughly.”
Actress Niketa Agrawal (Arpita) says “This is definitely a dream wedding for me as personally red is my favorite color and it is just a sheer coincidence that without knowing my favorite color, Neerusha designed a splendid red outfit for me. I always wanted my wedding outfit to be in this color. I feel like a princess!"Actor WaseemMushtaq (Akshat) echoed a similar sentiment. "All I can say is that this is going to be the visual spectacle for the audience”.