When asked about the challenges she faced for creating a God-like character with a modern-day twist, Leepakshi added, “I think it’s not difficult but the sensitive part is to always remember that when depicting a revered deity, it’s crucial to approach the character with respect and authenticity, while also leaving room for creative interpretation within the boundaries of cultural significance.
I think there is a lot of cultural sensitivity when creating a deity inspired character and I had to keep that in mind always.”
Decoding Akshay’s look, she added, “I wanted to break away from doing very typical accessories and give it a mix to create a vagabond-like character yet keeping the colour palette the way we see Shiva. I have used blues throughout his wardrobe, with a hint of red. All accessories are hand made with assorted beads and other hints of metals, fabrics and threads intertwined into it.”