Workshop By Bajirao Mastani Costume Designer Chandrakant Sonawane
Chandrakant says he had to face many hurdles before making it big. He did not have any contacts in the film industry and tried many opportunities only to find out that he was asked to wait. After many attempts and hard work, he finally got a chance to work for Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
One fine day he got an opportunity to show his designs to the Bhansali Team. After showcasing the designs to the Bhansali team, he was given an opportunity to meet the great director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for five minutes. Chandrakant says proudly, “Sanjay sir got pretty much excited after going through my designs, and the meeting stretched for around three hours & finally selected me. It was such a precious moment to me.”
“The experience was a life-time and a great learning opportunity. Sanjay sir is very careful regarding the designs and wants them perfect. He would ask for various options, and then settle for the final one. I worked overnights to meet the deadline successfully.” It was a dream-come-true for Chandrakant to work along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali
The movie Bajirao Mastani has been a huge hit and crossed the 200-crore mark according to some sources and Chandrakant is a celebrity now.