The actor said that before making a final decision on the new look, the team took some computerised images to confirm that the makeover will turn out to be good. Apparently the team and the family liked the look after which Puneet gave the nod to proceed.
Puneet also has done hair extension to have a natural look for which he has spent a fortune. His stylist Prakash is also the one who styled Shivraj Kumar's long hair in Jogi. Puneet is of the opinion that the look is very integral to his character since he plays a normal Bangalore boy and does not do anything over the top.
He has been sporting the new look for the past week after he came back from Switzerland completing the film Vamshi. Director Prem is known for films like Kariya, Excuse Me and Jogi and is looking forward to completing Raj. He said that he had narrated the story to late Dr. Rajkumar and Parvathamma three years ago and they loved it. So he says that he has complete confidence in the script that it would rock.