Designer Anna Singh is not new to Bollywood.
Best known for making Madhuri Dixit's saris a rage in Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Anna's been around since 1989. And she's played the period game before, with films like Mumtaz Mahal.
Still, she admits JP Dutta's new film wasn't easy. "Dressing Aishwarya Rai for Umrao Jaan was tough. The challenge was to be able to take the look to an iconic level."
Accompanied by her sketches of the costumes and characters, here's what Anna told Priyanka Jain...
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