By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Leading men in Hollywood never think twice before going bald for a role, but in Bollywood, bald pates are usually restricted to the bad guys. Remember Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Shakaal in Shaan?
The late Amrish Puri too donned a distinct bald crust in several films where he played the baddie. And, of course, the famous Shetty, who designed stunts in the '70s and also played henchman to the villains. But not anymore! Bollywood's leading men have decided not to feel any shame in going plain!
Salman Khan was cool about his bald pate in Shrish Kunder's Jaan-E-Mann and now Aamir Khan too will flaunt a khula aasman' for the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit, Ghajini. A source close to Aamir tells us,Aamir will go bald in a month. The script of Ghajini demands that he sport a bald head.
However, Aamir will not have a bald look throughout the film. Only the second half of the film demands that he have no hair.He still hasn't decided who will do the honours' and shave off his hair, but Aamir is most comfortable with Avaan Contractor. She styled his trend-setting look in Dil Chahta Hai, the source adds.
The source reveals that Aamir does not have any apprehensions about the new look.He was given the option of wearing a wig, but turned it down. Aamir likes doing his roles in a realistic way and didn't want this film to be an exception. He took three years to get his look right for Mangal Pandey. Those who went bald in Hollywood
Halle Berry for Nappily Ever After
Demi Moore for G. I. Jane
Matthew McConaughey for Reign of Fire
Natalie Portman for V for Vendetta
Hugh Jackman for The Fountain
Kevin Spacey for Superman Returns
Robin Tunney for Empire Records
Arnold Vosloo for Mummy Returns
Rodrigo Santoro for 300
Colin Farrell for Daredevil
Denzel Washington for The Inside Man
Shrish Kunder's Jaan-E-Mann
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