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How Vidya Balan’s look in ‘Shakuntala Devi’ was created

By on July 21, 2020 0 185 Views

The people behind Vidya’s various looks — Shreyas Mhatre, Shalaka Bhosle and Niharika Bhasin — had to research immensely to showcase the character in the most authentic manner.

New Delhi: Vidya Balan sports five distinct looks to represent the different phases of the life of her titular protagonist in the upcoming film Shakuntala Devi.

The people behind Vidya’s various looks — Shreyas Mhatre, Shalaka Bhosle and Niharika Bhasin — had to research immensely to showcase the character in the most authentic manner.

Mhatre, who took care of the make-up, told IANS that he went through Shakuntala Devi’s pictures and tried to match it with Vidya.

“I had to create different looks based on Shakuntala Devi’s age in the film. I did research on Shakuntala Devi, went through her pictures and tried to match Vidya’s look with her face. After a lot of discussions with Vidya and the director, I settled down for these five looks,” Mhatre said.

In the film, based on the life of the late Shakuntala Devi, who is widely revered as the human computer for her innate ability to make complex mathematical calculations within seconds, Vidya flaunts long hair to a short bob in different phases.

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