It took 2.5 hours every day to make Salman Khan look old: Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar
One of 2019’s much-awaited films includes Salman Khan’s Bharat, where he plays different roles - motorcycle stuntman, captain of a ship and also, an old man.
Director of the film, Ali Abbas Zafar, reportedly said that it took the actor about 2 and a half hours for prosthetics and just as long to remove the prosthetics and make-up. “The prosthetics were designed by a UK-based company and executed with Indian make-up artistes. SK sir also tried over 20 different kinds of beards and moustaches for this look,” he said in an interview with a leading media organisation. “It’s a very tedious process, but he would be patient. It would take him two-and-a-half hours to get ready. After the narration, he understood that not only did the script demand it, but this look is also very significant in keeping with his character graph. He was very supportive about the idea and the entire process,” he reportedly added.
The Tubelight actor underwent surgery in 2011 due to trigeminal neuralgia, post which he was advised to not try dangerous stunts and prosthetics. However, seems like Salman is giving more than 100 per cent for this film.
Bharat is an official remake of South Korean film Ode to My Father. It marks Salman’s third collaboration with Ali after Sultan (2016) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). The cast includes Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff, Sonali Kulkarni, Disha Patani, Shashank Arora and Nora Fatehi. The film is set to release on June 5, 2019.
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