Designer Saran Kohli on designing costumes for Marvel’s Eternals

Designer Saran Kohli on designing costumes for Marvel’s Eternals

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Marvel Studios’ Eternals is already creating a lot of buzz on social media after the release of its teaser trailer. And Marvel fans are bracing themselves to see an incredible cast of actors including Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, and Kumail Nanjiani together onscreen. No doubt the cinematography is going to be spell bounding. And Indian fashion aficionados have got another reason to be excited for the movie release because Indian designer Saran Kohli has designed costumes for an important sequence in the film. Kohli shared this news on social media and called it a dream-come-true moment for him. In a tete-e-tete with ETimes, Times of India, the designer shares how he landed this project.

“It was a direct call from the costume department of Marvel Studios. Initially, they didn’t even tell me if it was for a film. They just told me that they are looking for some costumes for this scene that has got a bit of a dance sequence. This is the kind of feel. I didn’t interrogate so much initially because I have done film costume design in the past and I thought it must be one of those regular films only. Later when they sent an email, the film name was different, it was a made-up name of a film. They asked me to meet them at the Pinewood Studios. And when they took this name I figured out that it is going to be a big-budget film. I initially thought it might be a Bollywood flick. But later when I spoke to one of the heads of the costume department at Marvel, I realized it was something big for sure,” he says.

Saran designed costumes for 52 dancers for the dancing sequence and he also did a part of the outfit for Kumail Nanjiani, where he helped the other costume designer with embroidery work. “While my major sequence was with the 52 dancers, I did contribute to Kumail’s costume,” he adds.

Saran also got a chance to interact with the Pakistani-American comedian, since he was on the sets for four days with him. “Kumail is an amazing guy and he is very approachable and warm. I also got a chance to share my work with him and we shared some common interests as well,” he quips.

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