Acclaimed designer Bhanu Athaiya, the first Indian to win an Oscar for designing costumes for the film Gandhi, has released a book on her journey in the film world. The book The Art of Costume Design was released by filmmaker Kumar Shahani at The Ashok Hotel in Delhi on Friday evening. It has been recommended by none other than Richard Attenborough.
Recalling his association with Athaiya, Attenborough said: 'It took me 17 long years to set up Gandhi, my dream film, and 15 minutes to make up my mind that Bhanu Athaiya was the right person to create the many hundreds of Indian costumes that would be required to bring it to the screen.
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