Maxima Basu who was an assistant director on Danny Boyle's Oscar winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' and Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus', and who was a costume designer for 'Peepli (Live)' and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela', has now bagged another prestigious project.
She will be styling Aamir Khan for his film 'Dangal', which has him playing a retired wrestler who coaches his two daughters to glory.
'Dangal's director Nitesh Tiwari had earlier roped in Manoshi Nath and Rushi Sharma who had done the costumes for 'PK' and 'Queen'. Manu-Rushi, as they are fondly called, have had a long association with Aamir, having worked with him in 'Talaash', 'Dhoom 3', 'Satyamev Jayate' and 'PK'.
A source close to the production says,"The duo had started work on the film but Aamir who is also the film's co producer was not happy with the remuneration they quoted which didn't fit the financial framework of the project."
He wanted someone who was easy on the film's budget and also had a more realistic touch. The source further added,"Maxima who had worked extensively on 'Peepli (Live)', which was also an Aamir Khan production, and 'Ship of Theseus' presented by wife Kiran Rao has now been roped in. And 'Dangal' which is in pre-production, is sailing smoothly."
'Dangal' is based on the real life story of Mahavir Singh and his star daughters chronicling their relationship. The film is set to hit the shooting floors in September this year.