'Big B was supposed to look like Tagore in 'The Last Lear''

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Even though filmmaker and fashion designer Muzzaffar Ali says that Amitabh Bachchan's look in "The Last Lear" was styled on him, the director of the film Rituparno Ghosh maintains that Big B was supposed to look like Rabindranath Tagore.

"Amitda's get-up in 'The Last Lear' was meant to be like Rabindranath Tagore. Long flowing hair and beard, unkempt and untameable. But he finally ended up looking like M.F. Husain," Rituparno Ghosh said.

An unexpected problem, however cropped up.

"I wanted Amit-da to use crepe on his bear