No prosthetic make-up for these five Bollywood actors
From Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan and Richa Chadha to Anupam Kher, actors are saying no to prosthetics for biopics
It's the period of biopics in Bollywood. From Ranveer Singh's Gully Boy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Manto and Richa Chadha's Shakeela Khan to Hrithik Roshan's Super 30, all the big names are portraying real-life characters. But what's interesting is that most of the actors have chosen to stay away from prosthetic make-up for their respective roles. They have worked on their looks in a natural way and with the usual make-up. Here's a look at five of them.
Hrithik Roshan - Super 30
Bollywood's most flexible star is all set to play the role of a mathematician. Vikas Bahl's Super 30 is an upcoming biopic on the life of noted mathematician, Anand Kumar and his educational program called Super 30. In order to play the protagonist, Hrithik preferred to go the no prosthetics way and the actor, whose Greek god looks are an international phenomenon, managed to transform into the small town genius, with bare minimum make up.
Ranveer Singh - Gully Boy
Zoya Akhtar's much talked about Gully Boy, based on the book written by Vivian Fernandes, popularly known as Divine and Naved Shaikh, aka Naezy, stars Ranveer Singh as the famous rapper, along with Alia Bhatt. Although he underwent a major transformation, shedding all the muscle from Padmaavat to get a lean frame, like Divine, Ranveer chose to not get prosthetics to play the part.
Richa Chadha - Shakeela Khan
The Fukrey actress is all set to play the role of South India's famous adult star, Shakeela. The biopic, directed by Indrajit Lankesh, will see Richa play the actress' younger self, as the film focuses on the early life and the rise to stardom of the '90s icon. For her role, Richa also chose to stick to getting the look right with make up and the attire, using no prosthetics for the part.
Rasika Dugal - Manto
Rasika Dugal is all geared up for the release of Nandita Das' biopic on the Indo-Pak poet, Saadat Hasan Manto, which will see Rasika play Manto's wife Safiya, while Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in the titular role. Despite Manto being a period film, focusing on the years after partition, all the actors in the film have portrayed actual people without a hint of prosthetics. The leading lady herself has an uncanny resemblance to Safiya, according to Manto's own daughters and using only minimum make up and authentic outfits to suit the era, has transformed into Manto's wife.
Anupam Kher - The Accidental Prime Minister
The Accidental Prime Minister, which is based on the 2014 memoir by the same name, will see Anupam Kher playing the role of our ex Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. Using authentic outfits and minimum make up, the veteran actor has managed to look exactly as the economist, following the natural, no prosthetic way and adapting the mannerisms of the politician to execute the role perfectly.