'Bombay Velvet' was by far the largest production Niharika Khan ever worked on. “People are shocked when they hear the budget I got – they ask me, ‘How did you manage with just that much?’ See, that’s the thing with period films. You have to make it amazing but you also have to work within your budget parameters,” she explains.
It is easy to fall in love with Eina Ahluwalia when you meet her. The conceptual jewellery artist is warm, down-to-earth and good-humoured.
Like the chiffon sari – epitomized to sensual perfection by the late Yash Raj in his films – the backless choli is sexy in a socially acceptable way, revealing without scandalizing, titillating imaginations without offending any. Its strings contain as much as they display – a silent, coy declaration of feminine confidence.