“I am playing the role of Kancha, a baddie which the film industry will see for the first time. The look in Agneepath will show me in a never-seen-before avatar," Dutt told PTI. “ I had put on this prosthetic make-up for my character in the film...it used to melt within an hour due to the heat. The temperature was around 48 degrees. We had called this make-up artist from abroad...I used to go mad in that hot temperature. So I thought I better shave off my hair," he added.
He went on to say that he never thought of shaving off his hair. “Since I had a couple of other films lined up for release after Agneepath, I could not have shaved off my hair....I had told Karan I will not shave off hair. But due to the intensity of the heat and the make-up getting melted, I had to do that," he said.
Agneepath, directed by Karan Malhotra, is a remake of the 1990 Hindi film starring Amitabh Bachchan. Hrithik Roshan plays the role played by Amitabh and Dutt plays the character played by Danny Denzongpa in the original. It has Priyanka Chopra in the female lead role and is scheduled for release in January next year.