Rakesh Roshan: No clicking photos on my set!


By Hindustan Times

The third installment of Hrithik Roshan’s superhero franchise, Krrish 3, is one of the most awaited under-production films at the moment. So it’s not surprising that filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is meticulously guarding his actors’ looks.

Banning mobile phones from the sets is not unheard of. But he has gone a step further by imposing a strict ‘no visitors’ policy at his shooting location. He apparently has also banned the actors’ staff and the crew — including make-up artistes and hairstylists — from clicking referencing pictures to maintain continuity in the characters’ looks.

“Generally, during make-up or hairstyling, we click pictures and keep them as references for later shoot dates (to ensure consistency). But we aren’t allowed to do that on the sets anymore. We’ve been told that the production team will give us the reference pictures if needed,” says a member of one of the actors’ entourage.

Roshan senior’s warnings are not to be taken lightly, as a star’s staff member found out. He was at the receiving end of the director’s ire when he casually tried to click an actor’s picture: “Roshan sir was really unhappy. He made her (the staffer) delete the picture immediately and told her not to do it in the future,” adds our source.

However, in spite of being handled like a top-secret military project, there has been some talk about Kangana Ranaut’s look in the film. She plays a superhero, with her look apparently inspired by Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft avatar. Vivek Oberoi essays the part of a villain who will seemingly be stuck to a wheelchair in the first half of the film.

When contacted, Rakesh says, “It’s nothing new. I’ve always guarded actors’ looks in all my films, and I’ve never allowed any visitors on the sets. It’s true that no one is allowed to click pictures on location.”