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Bollywood actors who looked unrecognizable after makeup; can you identify them?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 September 2020, 14:31 IST

Becoming a successful actor takes a lot of time and effort. Even if you’re a great performer. Every star needs to do hard work before coming in front of the camera. Besides acting skills, actor or actress appearance and makeup play a significant role in playing any character in the film.

Because of makeup, the character looks so different that the actor cannot be identified easily.
So, we have picked the best 5 Bollywood celebrities who looked unrecognizable at the first glance.


1. Akshay Kumar in 2.0

Akshay Kumar in 2.0

Akshay Kumar looked so different in the sci-fi thriller, 2.0 film. The credit for his demonic face make up goes to renowned makeup artist Sean Foot, who gave amazing detailing on Akshay’s face. In the film, Akshay used to transform himself into a crow.

2. Rishi Kapoor in Kapoor and Sons

Rishi Kapoor in Kapoor and Sons

In Kapoor and Sons, Rishi Kapoor plays the role of a 90-years-old grandfather. At first glance, no one can recognize that the character was played by Rishi Kapoor. His amazing makeup was done by Hollywood makeup artist Guru Greg Cannom.

3. Rajkumar Rao in Raabta

Rajkumar Rao in Raabta

Rajkumar Rao portrayed the role of a 324-year-old, bald, tattoed man in Sushant Singh starrer film, Raabta. To give him a heavily wrinkled face and fierce look, it took around six hours of prosthetics makeup every day. His make was done by prosthetic make-up expert Zuby Johal.

4. Amitabh Bachchan in Paa

Amitabh Bachchan in Paa

Amitabh Bachchan received a lot of appreciation for his performance in Paa. To play the character of auro, who was suffering from an extremely rare genetic disorder called progeria, Big B has to sit for long hours for the makeup. It was very fascinating for Amitabh Bachchan’s fans that the man in his 60s played the role of a 12-year-old boy. However, all credit goes to makeup artists Christien Tinsley and Domini Till.

5. Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2

Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2

In Dhoom 2, we have seen Hrithik Roshan in different avatars. The many disguises included those of a dwarf, a porcelain statue, an old janitor, and the Queen of England. His breathtaking makeup was done by prosthetic make-up from artist Sjaan Gillings who was specifically roped in for the movie.

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First published: 24 September 2020, 14:29 IST
 
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