Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be seen without make-up in his much awaited TV show 'Yudh'. The 71-year-old actor plays the character of a real estate baron, Yudhisthir Sikarwar, in the upcoming show. Anurag Kashyap, the creative director of the show, took a deliberate decision of 'no makeup' for the artists and the entire cast welcomed it.
"Keeping in mind that it was a directorial decision to make visuals look as real-life as possible, it was essential that the actors looked natural. That helped in the way our scenes were lit up and there were no special efforts to conceal defects, if any, on our faces. These factors work well in the overall look of the product," Bachchan said in a statement here.
"Yudh", due to go on air in July on Sony Entertainment Television, marks the entry of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan into the fiction space on TV - a medium whose face he changed when he first stepped in as the host of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" in 2000.
In "Yudh", co-produced by Amitabh's production company Saraswati Creations with Endemol India, Big B plays Yudhistir Sikarwar, a construction company owner, who is battling an illness as well as the complexities in his personal relationships. Going by the trailers, it looks like the viewers have something different and gripping to look forward to on the small screen.
The show is likely to go on air from mid-July on Sony Entertainment Television.