Mumbai, Oct. 7 -- Be it an ad or a feature film, Bollywood stars have no qualms in going the extra mile to acquire the look that suits the character to the T. Hence, prosthetics has acquired prominence in the industry. We look at a few roles that demanded a lot more from the actors in terms of their physical features.
Essaying the role of Rohit in Krrish 3 (2013) was challenging for Hrithik. Since Koi Mil Gaya (the prequel to the superhero film) released in 2003, Rohit's character had to look a little aged in Krrish. The result was that just like Amitabh Bachchan in Paa (2009), Hrithik spent more than four hours to get ready for those scenes with prosthetic expert, Mike Stringer (best known for Lord Of The Rings trilogy).
The young actor has undergone an unrecognisable transformation for a new ad, the make-up for which took him more than four hours. "What's interesting is that the prosthetic make-up was done by Indian make-up artists for just one shot while Arjun was shooting for the ad in Romania," says an insider close to the actor, who has 12 different looks in the ad film.
For her past film, the actor donned the avatar of a male beggar for a scene where she was seen seated outside a railway station in Hyderabad in that look. "The makers spent a lot of time in creating unique looks [for me]. I enjoyed playing the character and would like to do such roles in future too," Vidya had said around the release of the film.
For a crucial sequence in the Mary Kom biopic, Priyanka went for a bald look, without actually shaving her head. The makers decided to use prosthetics, since she had to be in that get-up only for a couple of scenes. However, the actor was quoted as saying that if a film requires her to shave her head entirely, she will do it.
For an ad film, Ranbir played an elderly restaurant owner. He nailed the look with a prosthetic paunch, a wispy wig of white hair and sunken cheeks. A few days later, he was again seen as an old man in Anurag Basu's Barfi (2012).