Art director Jayant Deshmukh and costume designer Reena Chopra recreate the magic of Gujarat for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s TV show, Saraswatichandra, a love story based on the Gujarati novel by the same name for Star Plus.
Jennifer Winget (centre) who hails from a rangrez family will be seen wearing ethnic clothes like the lehanga, bandhani outfits, chanya choli, etc. Gautam Rode (left) will initially be seen in western outfits but the actor will be seen wearing traditional outfits like dhoti and kurta. Monica Bedi (right), who plays the wife of a rich businessman and Rode's stepmother will be draped in elegant sarees.
Since the haveli belongs to a Rangrez family, it was necessary to show a pond inside the house. They required a handy source of water to dye fabrics. In olden times, such ponds were built indoors to save time and energy. However over the years, the pond has evolved into a marvellous marble structure like this. The corner of the house is mostly used to shoot ekant shots, where the actress comes whenever she feels lonely.
The haveli is a two storey building with a large living room, four bedrooms, a Krishna-Radha mandir room, peacock pond, a big kitchen with Kutch Bhunga interior and an open aangan.
Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji and Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the launch of Bhansali's TV serial Saraswatichandra for 'Star Plus channel' in Mumbai. (PTI)