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How the jewellery for Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Manikarnika’ was designed

The collection has 955 pieces in 700 different styles

BY Elle Team | January 21st, 2019

You’ve seen it on celebrities and you’ve loved it, and now you get to see it on-screen too—Amrapali Jewels adds another great Bollywood blockbuster to their portfolio with Manikarnika. The heritage jewellers from Jaipur have been roped in to design all the beautiful jewellery for the biopic starring Kangana Ranaut.

Inspired by the art and architecture of the Maratha region, the jewellery for the film has been carefully conceptualised to epitomise the era, along with the fearless warrior and majestic queen that wears them—Rani Laxmi Bai (portrayed by Ranaut). The thought and research behind each of the pieces is not only a reflection of the magnitude of the film, but is also a fitting tribute to the kind of queen that Rani Laxmi Bai was. One-and-a-half-years in the making, the expansive collection comprises 955 pieces, in approximately 700 different styles, that were handcrafted by 30 karigars. From large headpieces to tiny nose pins, each piece is set in gold-plated, silver-studded metal with semi-precious and precious stones. 

“Amrapali has been an integral part of Manikarnika, where our jewellery was synchronised to fit every character and the larger-than-life sets & scenes. Our designers and artisans have worked tirelessly for over a year to achieve the desired aesthetics that the script demanded.” said, Mr. Rajiv Arora & Mr.Rajesh Ajmera, co-founder of Amrapali Jaipur.

Taking inspiration from Manikarnika, Tribe by Amrapali is launching the Manikarnika collection—a capsule collection of jewellery that can be seen in the film. Available across all Amrapali stores and on the website, the collection includes gold plated silver embellished earrings, ear cuffs, neck-pieces, statement rings and mathapatti, ranging from INR 2,000 to INR 40,000.