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Now, Tihar inmates are designing outfits for a Bollywood film

Tihar Jail is known to house dreaded criminals from across the country

Nanda Das @nanda1das 20 March 2018, 9:26 PM
Tihar has hosted many fashion shows in the past

Tihar has hosted many fashion shows in the past Image: Facebook

Tihar Jail, the biggest prison complex in Asia, has been in the history books for decades, and is now set to make some more history. The inmates of Tihar, who have presented their designing skills many a times in the past, are now turning costume designers for the upcoming Bollywood film Marksheet. 

A source close to the developments tells T2 Online that their work will be monitored by renowned fashion designer Winky Singh. The film is inspired by real-life events. It talks about a dejected youth, who is yearning for a better life and takes up the life of crime.

"The cast and crew have met the inmates at the fashion lab to share details about their characters so the clothes can be designed accordingly. The fashion lab was set up in accordance with the Skill India Mission launched by the government. The prison authorities had set up the lab with a private institute. The institute also trains inmates in the slash-and-spread method and in tracing the basic bodice," says our source.

The lab is equipped with sewing machines, sewing kits and ironing machines, giving the trainees their first experience of designing a dress from scratch.

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