Filmmakers, especially directors have to make sure that their actors go into the skin of the character, and also look the part. That’s where makeup artists, Bollywood’s costume designers and other crew show their skills.
Sometime back Nargis Fakhri had said that actresses in Bollywood only have to look good, and unlike Hollywood they’re not usually offered something drastically different.
I guess that’s the reason make-up artists really love it, when they get to work on movies like Fan, Mary Kom, as it gives them the opportunity to experiment and push their limits.
SRK’s Young Look in Fan
In the movie ‘Fan’, the character of the young fan ‘Gaurav’ is played by SRK himself, but he doesn’t look like SRK at all. That’s the magic of prosthetics (in the hands of a talented makeup artist of-course).
Watch the new FAN – Teaser, introducing SRK as Gaurav (shown as the biggest fan of the Baadshah).
Make-up artist Subhash Shinde, who has worked on several big banner films before, is among the first make-up artists in India to use prosthetics in an Indian film (Mary Kom). And he’s really thankful to the filmmakers for the opportunity provided and believing in him.
Subhash says “It took two-three trials to get Priyanka’s (Chopra) bald look right, but she was very encouraging.” For the ‘wounded’ looks required for the boxing ring scenes, Subhash visited several hospitals to observe minute facial details to create a clear distinction between old and fresh wounds.
Till now, Indian filmmakers have always depended on foreign make-up artistes if the movie required special make-up. But in this Priyanka Chopra movie, the make-up man got an opportunity to showcase his talents and is hoping that he’ll be able to match up to Hollywood standards.
Dimple Kapadia Get a ‘Fake Bum’ & Belly
In Homi Adjania’s ‘Finding Fanny’, costume designers helped Dimple Kapadia get a ‘Fake Bum’ and also a fake belly, to make her suit the role better.
Checkout the trailer of the film to see her prominent fake bum. The graceful actress has not piled on those pounds over the years; its a prosthetic bottom.
Dimple was quite okay (in-fact encouraging) about the whole thing. In the movie, Dimple is wearing a fake bottom and stomach weighing around 20 kilos (that’s quite heavy) and she actually wanted it to be somewhere around 40 kilos. However the director ‘Homi’ thought they were really going over the top with that thing and decided to stick to the lighter version.
Dimple has been quite sporting about the ‘fake’ thing and was heard joking to everybody how she’s transformed from the sexy ‘Bobby’ to the old & fat Booba.