By Hindustan Times
Bollywood’s love for the ’70s and its style seems to be never-ending. With Om Shanti Om (2007), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010) and the more recent The Dirty Picture (2011), the loud disco-inspired songs were back, just like the wide collars and bellbottoms.
We expected the attack of the polka dots to continue with Anurag Basu’s Barfi!, which is also set in the ’70s. But we learn that the film and, more specifically, lead actor Ileana D’Cruz’s look, will not follow the done-to-death retro costumes. Costume designer Shefalina Gupta says, “The idea of ’70s fashion is rigid, with big collars, garish prints, tight bellbottoms and, of course, polka dots. Ileana’s character, Shruti, however, is an innocent, sheltered girl f