Shah Rukh Khan is getting help from international experts to get into the skin of his new character.
The actor plays an ardent fan of a superstar in director Maneesh Sharma’s next film, and Oscar-winning Hollywood makeup artist Greg Cannom, best known for transforming Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), is sculpting his new look.
A source close to the production team says, “Greg has recently started working on developing Shah Rukh’s look. He spent a considerable amount of time at the studio last week. He also had a long meeting with SRK, Maneesh and Aditya Chopra (producer) to get a fair understanding of the script. He also shared his creative inputs with them.”
This is the first time that Cannom has associated with a Bollywood film. The source adds that Shah Rukh will sport a look that he has never attempted before.
“He will give SRK a complete makeover, and measures are being taken to keep the look under wraps,” the source says.
The official spokesperson of the film confirmed the development. In the past, Cannom has been nominated for nine Academy Awards and has won them for Dracula (1992), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), and the Brad Pitt-starrer.
He also received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy for developing a special modified silicone makeup material.