Though Dolly Ahluwalia was nationally recognised as an actress after playing the role of Ayushmann Khurrana’s mother in the film Vicky Donor, she is predominantly a costume designer. Costume designing is something that she wants to stick to.
She’s worked on over a dozen movies already, including Midnight’s Children and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag; projects involving a lot of research into history. So it wasn’t a surprise when she was asked to design the costumes for the upcoming Shahid Kapoor film Haider; which is set in the 1990s Kashmir.
Dolly, who is working on the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Haider, has studied Kashmir extensively to get an authentic wardrobe in place for the cast.
“While we did source a lot of stuff locally, we are also recreating some costumes ourselves,” she said.