The dare devil producer Karan Johar has spent a whopping Rs 1.5 crores on getting down Hollywood's famous makeup artistes Greg Cannom to do Rishi Kapoor's makeup in the movie Kapoor & Sons directed by Shakun Batra.
Rishi Kapoor was startled while giving details on his makeup and the costs involved, "It takes a producer with guts and vision to spend so much money on one actor's makeup. And mind you, Kapoor & Sons is not a mammoth Dharma Production like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham."
Greg Cannom, is one of Hollywood's top make up artist who was behind Brad Pitt's old man's look in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Robin William's disguised as the old lady in the comedy movie Mrs. Doubtfire.
Confirming on how Greg Cannom was the choice as a make up artist for the Bollywood movie Kapoor & Sons, Rishi Kapoor says something like this.
"I was already doing an old man's role in another film. So when Karan and Shakun came to me I asked them how this old man's role can be separated from the other one I am doing. That's when Karan offered to bring Cannom into the picture."
He also added that he couldn't recognize himself after Cannom had done his make up, he felt a complete transformation and took five hours of time every morning. The transformation was done to look as a ninety year old man for the movie.
"Everybody said this is how you'll look when you get to be 90. It used to take me 5 hours to be made up every morning. But the transformation was amazing. I couldn't recognize myself. Now I've to sit with Shakun and Karan Johar and work on my voice."
Kapoor & sons is slated to be released in the first quarter of 2016 and the movie stars Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in the leading roles.