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How Amitabh got his look in Paa

By: By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be playing a 12-year-old boy suffering from progeria in Paa. It is a rare disease that causes premature ageing among children. Big B's look has been so specially created that at first look it is impossible to identify him. Amitabh had to had to stick on several pieces of specially crafted clay to get the right look for the movie. International make-up artist Stephan Dupuis did the special look for Big B.

The actor wanted to share his excitement and posted the first poster of the film on his blog. Big B quotes “The face that you see is the result of deep research. Kids affected by this problem lose all their hair, become bald and their veins begin to show prominently on their heads, which enlarge to a size beyond normal. Their teeth and eyes suffer also and hence the special teeth as dentals that were worn by me."

He also said “Around eight pieces, specially designed through laborious clay models, are most meticulously stuck on to the face. Once the make-up starts, it is impossible to move even a few centimetres. Eating and drinking has to be avoided and you cannot talk because it displaces the pieces over the contours of the face. Separate pieces form the entire look. Two small holes are bored into the skull so some sound can go through. Also when you speak it reverberates inside the skull and you constantly feel you are inside a tunnel with pronounced echo,"

"Eye lids come on close to the eyes, the forehead is another piece, the nose, the two cheeks, the upper and lower lip, the chin and finally the neck all get stuck on and then blended through an intricate electronic spray which merges all the pieces to look like one cohesive mass," concluded Amitabh.

The R Balki directed Paa is being produced under Amitabh Bachchan's banner AB Corp and also stars his son Abhishek Bachchan. In a role reversal of sorts Abhishek plays Amitabh's father in the film. The movie which also stars Paresh Rawal and Vidya Balan will hit the theatres on the 4th of December.

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