EXCLUSIVE: Hina Khan is a professional; will miss our new generation Komolika: Kasautii Zindagii Kay stylist

Kasautii Zindagii Kay stylist Tripti Arora opens up on styling Hina Khan as Komolika, and the challenges it came with. Read exclusive details.
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If Bigg Boss 12 established Hina Khan as a fashionista, her role as Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay took it a notch higher, thanks to her impeccable style and glamorous avatar. Hina as Komolika redefined fashion in ways very few could, trending Indo-Western jewellery, oxidised accessories, ruffled sarees, off-shoulder blouses and what not. Each episode sees a new avatar of Komolika and she has done every bit justice to it. As Hina bids a temporary adieu to the show, we got in touch with her stylist for the show, Tripti Arora, for a quick tete-e-tete wherein she opened up about the challenge to recreate Komolika's look keeping 2018 in mind, meeting deadlines, what a delight Hina has been to work with and more. 

"Coming up with costume ideas each day for Komolika was challenging but fun and we as a team will miss it," says Hina aka Komolika's stylist, Tripti, who has been associated with Balaji Telefilms for over a decade now. Sharing that Hina has set a benchmark for antagonists on television now, Tripti said, the entire brief given to them was to keep it traditional yet modern, given that she is a deadly amalgamation of two worlds (as introduced in the promos). "We had to make sure the costume matches the rawness of the character and yet make her look sexy and stylist. We accentuated the look by adding stylish jewellery, belly piercing, bajuband, Payal and more. Honestly, we could go OTT with Komolika to redefine her glamour but we couldn't the same with Prerna as a character," she explained. 

Tripti also emphasised how Hina has been a thorough professional throughout and would discuss the details. "She is open to ideas and is extremely cooperative. Once we had to ask her to do a 2 AM trial for a night gown and she willingly did it without an ounce of tantrum," she shared. 



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We saw a swift change in Komolika's stylish from her pre-marriage to post phase. On this, Tripti added, "The team worked really hard to ensure the change is visible. We created different saree styling for her. If you notice, she doesn't drape the saree similarly. Each saree has a different draping style. Most of her looks are created. Of course, we derive inspiration from several designers and pick some interesting combinations but work on it depending on our needs."

How much time does it usually take to get her look ready? Tripti revealed, "It usually takes almost 4-5 days to get as many as 7-8 costumes ready for Komolika. We don't get any anything ready-made for her. Everything, from embroidery to picking up jewellery is done by us, manually." 

The stylist also revealed that producers Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor are very much involved with all the detailing of the look. The duo makes sure to give their inputs where necessary and are the driving force behind all the colossal work and efforts which goes behind each character on the show, Tripti shared. 

"We will miss our new generation Komolika!" she concluded.


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