Designer Mandira Wirk makes movie debut

Updated: Jun 23, 2010, 16:05 PM IST

New Delhi: After styling Bollywood divas like Lara Dutta and Deepika Padukone, among others, designer Mandira Wirk is making her movie debut with "Hum Tum Aur Shabana". She is designing Minissha Lamba`s wardrobe for the film and says it`s just a gradual shift.

"I have been styling for a long time now and have worked with almost everyone in the industry, so it was just a gradual shift. I have been associated with Minissha for quite some time now and she wanted me to design her clothes for the movie," Mandira told reporters in an interview.

"After working with these stars for a long time, we now share good rapport with each other. There is a certain comfort level you share with the stars and it comes out very well when you start working together," she added.

Delhi-based Mandira, who has been in the fashion industry for almost a decade now, is a known name in India as well as Europe and South-east Asia.

Talking about Minissha`s look in "Hum Tum Aur Shabana", Mandira said: "The look of the character is very girlie and feminine. I have used a lot of pastel colours, cotton, linen and chiffon. I have also played a lot with neckline and sleeves.

"Minissha doesn`t want the length of her dresses to be above-knee, so the hemlines of the dresses are kept till the knees. So the whole look will be natural yet classy," she added.

As Mandira has worked with Minissha earlier, she already knew her likes, dislikes and her body proportion.

"The best part is that Minissha has given me free hand in designing. She is very down to earth and doesn`t mind experimenting. She believes in me and my designs," said Mandira who has used a lot of texturing, hand and spiral painting as well.

As the movie is being shot in Mumbai and Goa, the designer had to keep the locations in mind while designing.

"We have finished our first phase of shooting in Goa and there Minissha was required to go in the water, so I had to design clothes for that particular scene that won`t get crumpled after she comes out of the water. So you see, all these little things have to be kept in mind while you take a film project," said Mandira.

Directed by "Bheja Fry"-fame director Sagar Ballary, the movie also has Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade in the lead roles.