Rishi Kapoor surprised his followers and fans by posting a photo of his old-man look in his next film, Kapoor & Sons.
The actor, in an interview to CNN-IBN’s Rajeev Masand reveals that the make-up was done by American make-up artist Greg Cannom of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Titanic fame, which cost the producer almost Rs 2 crore.
“I am surprised and shocked. This is not a very big-budgeted film. The charges of creating my face and the after charges of his travel, his stays in hotels, his assistants is exorbitant. It’s almost Rs 2 crore. I don’t know if any producer who would keep Rs 2 crore for the make-up of Rishi Kapoor. It’s impossible, nobody does that. But I am happy that we are evolving, we are going ahead. Hindi films are experimenting,” Kapoor told Masand.
He gives credit to producer Karan Johar for being so sport to have Cannom on board on his request.
“See, we have great make-up artists in India, but we lack in technology, we lack in the material. If we get the technology and the material, it’s not that our people cannot do it. I credit Karan Johar for giving this budget just for my makeup,” said Kapoor.
He further claims that prosthetic make-up wasn't used for his look.
“He took several weeks to design my face. He took a mould of my face. I have had eight applications put on my face—my bald cap, my nose, my two cheeks, my two hands and my quadruple chin. It was made of Silicon. It’s not exactly prosthetics. The exercise was the same but the material was different. The trick was how to blend all those applications of on my face. It was just like a second skin,” said Kapoor.
Watch the full interview in CNN-IBN tonight.