The bonds between Bollywood and Hollywood just got a bit of a boost. Sonu Sood has just finished shooting an international project Ali Mustafa"s City Of Life in Dubai with Alexandra Maria Lara the leading lady of Francis Ford Coppola"s latest film Youth For Youth. A major part of the film requires Sood to be badly disfigured after a road accident.
Says the actor, “Actually half of my charaacter"s face gets mutilated. I couldn"t believe it when I saw what miracle had been worked by the makeup artiste. I was horrified to see my own face in the mirror."
The makeup artiste chosen to bring about Sonu Sood"s half-mutilated face was none other than Jean Ann Black the makeup artiste for Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Just back after completing the film in Dubai Sonu Sood says, “What she did to my face was stunning and shocking. My makeup used to take 3-4 hours every morning. I had to sit patiently as 50 percent of my face disappeared under makeup - literally. And then there were these special lenses not just for the cornea but the entire eye which gave it a scary clotted eye."
Sonu Sood is glad his little son wasn"t with him to see his dad transformed so shockingly. “He"d have got really frightened. I did when I saw myself. People who"ve seen what she has done can"t believe the transformation. They say the makeup artiste has done as good a job on my face as she did with Brad Pitt."
And to further complete the Brad-Benjamin Button picture, Sonu even has the actor who played Brad"s father in the film as his co-star. Says Sood, “Jason Fleming, who played Brad Pitt"s father in Benjamin Button plays the villain in City Of Life."