Akshay Kumar sporting a beard for his yet another blockbuster in the making Singh Is Kinng. His rationale behind this? A beard of a Sikh is one of the five sacred insignia of his religion.
However, Himesh Reshammiya is required to take an altogether different route for his still-to-come-on-floors film Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekkh Mudh Mudh Ke.
Well, buzz is that Himesh, who plays a Delhite in the film, will be shaving off his beard for one of the crucial scenes in the film. Even though the film is in its pre-production stage, it has been finalized that Himesh would have to come under the razor for a scene in the film where he would be seen sans his trademark beard.
To confirm if this indeed was true or just a speculation, we got in touch with Himesh. However, the actor/composer/singer did confess candidly, "Yes, it is true that I would be shaving off my beard completely for a particular scene in Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekkh Mudh Mudh Ke. Even I am looking forward to how it would turn out since it has been ages since I was seen clean shaved. Also, I think the beard does suit my personality."
So why did he have to agree to this if he was so attached to his beard? "Producer Aditya Singh and director duo of Seema and Sidhar were convinced that I should be seen differently for this particular scene. Though I can't divulge more about this, I am now myself quite convinced that that scene demands it. I am in complete synch with the directors' vision." Though Himesh wasn't willing to disclose more about this 'critical scene', a source attached to the film did spill the beans, "Though Himesh bhai is quite particular about the way he has looked and has been accepted by his fans worldwide, he had to give in this time around. The scene is such that there is no other choice."
And what exactly is this scene?
"The story goes that Himesh, who is in love with debutant leading lady Jennifer Kotwal, is required to meet her father. Now trouble lies in the fact that her father hates men who keep beards. Though initially Himesh's character is in a Catch 22 situation, he later agrees to take this step in order to please her father. What you would see next is a new look Himesh", rattles the source.
Does the look stay on for the rest of the movie? "No ways", protests the source, "It is only for this particular scene that Himesh would be seen without the beard. Otherwise for the remaining part of the film, he would continue to carry the new look that he has adopted for this love triangle that also features Niharika Singh. The sequence has been designed to be quite funny and would certainly have audience in splits!" A full on musical which would have as many as eight songs, Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekkh Mudh Mudh Ke will be shot in Paris, Punjab and Delhi.