In recent times, Bollywood has been heavily criticized for its inability to deliver good movies. While Bollywood may be failing at delivering good quality content, no one can deny that Bollywood strives hard when it comes to transforming actors into characters. From transforming actors into aged characters to replicating real-life individuals, the makeup artists in Bollywood are leaving no stone unturned to achieve perfection. These artists work tirelessly to give the actors their respective personalities, and their passion, attention to detail, perseverance, and effort are truly remarkable.
Here is a list of jaw-dropping Bollywood transformations that showcase the amazing talent of these makeup artists:
Amitabh Bachchan for Paa
Amitabh Bachchan underwent a transformation to portray a 12-year-old boy suffering from Progeria, a rare genetic disorder. The makeup team, which included talented artists like Christien Tinsley and Dominie Till, worked tirelessly to create this look. Their hard work paid off and the movie won the National Film Award for its makeup skills in 2009.
Akshay Kumar for Robot 2.0
Akshay Kumar underwent a jaw-dropping transformation to play Pakshi Rajan in Robot 2.0. The credit for this distinctive look goes to makeup artist Sean Foot. While the movie failed to enter into a blockbuster club, Akshay’s look definitely turn out to be one of the best jaw-dropping transformations of recent times.
Deepika Padukone for Chappak
Based on the real story of Laxmi Aggarwal, Chappak is a story of an acid victim fighting for justice. To portray this inspiring story on the big screen, Deepika Padukone and her team left no stone unturned to make sure that the character turns out to be as real as possible. The incredible makeup artist Clover Wootton spent endless hours creating this realistic look that touched everyone deeply.
Rajkumar Rao for Raabta
Rajkummar Rao went through five to six hours of prosthetics each day to play his unique cameo role in Raabta, and makeup artist Zuby Johal collaborated with a team from Los Angeles to get the perfect tattoo. We must say this look is quite unbelievable!
Shah Rukh Khan for Fan
Shah Rukh Khan played a double role in the action thriller – Fan. To turn Shah Rukh Khan into an obsessive fan, Shah Rukh Khan hired international makeup artist Greg Cannom. The visionary Greg Cannom has worked on many popular movies like Titanic, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Kapoor and Sons and many more.
Kamal Haasan for Chachi 420
Kamal Haasan impersonated a 75-year-old lady in the superhit blockbuster – Chachi 420. And, we must say makeup artist Michael Westmore created the perfect look for his nanny character.
Lara Dutta for Bell Bottom
Recently, Lara Dutta left everyone stunned with her transformation in Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom. In this movie, Lara played the role of Indira Gandhi and we must say there was a lot of resemblance between her character and Indira Gandhi. And, the whole credit for this jaw-dropping transformation goes to makeup artist Vikram Gaikwad!
John Abraham for Romeo Akbar Walter
In Romeo Akbar Walter, John Abraham played the role of a spy, who was transformed into an old man. His jaw-dropping appearance was created by very talented makeup artist Preetisheel Singh. We must say he looked so unrecognizable.
Hrithik Roshan for Dhoom 2
In Dhoom 2, Hrithik Roshan underwent so many transformations. From transforming into a queen to an old security guard, Hrithik Roshan changed his appearance to perform various robberies. And, each jaw-dropping appearance left us surprised.
Kangana Ranaut In Emergency
Recently, Kangana left her fans super-excited as she shared the teaser of her upcoming movie Emergency. What left many mesmerized is Kangana’s extraordinary transformation into Indira Gandhi! Many took to social media to applaud her transfomation and call her the real savior of Bollywood. Have a look:
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