Mumbai, June 18 -- Vinay Pathak, who plays the protagonist in a biopic on freedom fighter, Gaur Hari Das, had completely shaved off his head, rather than resorting to prosthetic make-up.
Moreover, the 46-year-old had also become a recluse, just to get into the skin of the character. "He worked hard to lose weight, and when the time came to shoot the scenes, where Das is completely bald, he decided to shave off his hair," says the source.
When contacted, Vinay confirmed the development, and said, "It was tricky to shoot the process of losing hair to finally becoming a baldpate. So, we filmed the sparse hair make-over first, before I took the plunge. It was a tough decision, but then, so was the film. It's a rare opportunity!"