‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ hangover: Anushka Shetty’s regal looks as Devasena
We can’t stop swooning over the female lead, Anushka Shetty‘s periodic looks in ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion‘. The film that hit the theatres in April this year almost gave us restless nights. Ask why? Those razor sharp eyes, that powerful performance and the breathtaking goddess-like looks of Devasena have been haunting us since the time we’ve watched the movie! We landed up Googling (for hours and hours) the images of the actress obsessively. OMG! The lady is so naturally beautiful (yeah, even without makeup). Do we have a female crush on her? Phew! Who wouldn’t? (Also read: Gender is passé! Bollywood actors who are not shy to sport a nose ring)
Whether it’s the fiery Sivagami to the regal, iron-willed Maharani Devasena or the bold Avantika, Baahubali‘s female protagonists always play strong roles in the franchisees. The driving factor of all the ‘Baahubali’ movies is the way director SS Rajamouli has portrayed his female characters.
The moment we think about an Indian princess, we only envision heavy, hard to wear clothes. But when the ‘Baahubali’ poster was released by the team, Anushka took the nation by storm, with fans as well as celebs showering praise over her elegant yet bold avatar. Right from the background, to her body language, everything screams royalty in this picture. With a dazzling blue saree, gold jewellery, minimalistic makeup and open tresses, the lady sat on the couch looking like a Queen, totally.
Anushka took the saree look to a whole new level with her rich handloom fabrics and silk like Banasari and Paithani weaves. Sigh! All her sarees have been given a beautiful fall to add a dreamy touch. The stylists have smartly used contrast combinations for sarees and the blouses, which brings out the richness of the kingdom she comes from. How could those simple vintage puff sleeves or the regal three-quarter sleeves look so damn amazing on her is beyond us?
Did you know that more than 1500 pieces of jewellery were exclusively made for ‘Baahubali 2’? These include arm bands, waist bands, toe rings, heavy neckpieces, jhumkis, nath and much more. We love how maang tikkas, septum rings and the fancy ear chains gave Anushka the vintage look. Remember how the hunting scenes show her in simple jewellery while the festive scenes clearly have grand jewellery? The use of yellow gold, which is popular in South India, is quite prominent in the movie as compared to kundan or polki.
Now this one’s our favourite. Anushka in her warrior princess avatar is just incomparable. Her bright sarees with the traditional drape, minimal jewellery and makeup along with the neat high bun give us major ethnic-wear goals. The way the designers have paired jewel tones together deserves an applause.
What makes the woman look better on screen? Of course, it’s the hot Prabhas (we would need a million more articles to express our love for him) who makes every frame just perfect with his presence. Anushka Shetty has got us truly mesmerised with her swinging swords, horse riding and romance with Amarendra Baahubali and lastly, her fatal charm.
What is your favourite look of Devasena? Do let us know.