Shoojit Sircar’s quirky dramedy Gulabo Sitabo has already got the country buzzing with its charmingly funny trailer and hilarious battle of wits between legendary Amitabh Bachchan and co-actor Ayushmann Khurrana.
With anticipatory comments ranging from the unique story to the onscreen face-off, one aspect that has stood out for audiences has been Amitabh Bachchan’s extraordinary look and demeanour in the film.
With a long beard, old school spectacles, a headscarf and a prosthetically-pronounced nose, Bachchan looks absolutely unrecognisable, and his signature baritone too has been replaced with a Lucknowi twang to it.
Set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video this Friday, 12th June, director Shoojit Sircar and his creative team stunningly transformed the actor into a cantankerous old man for the film.
This was combined with strenuous hours of prosthetics, make-up and long hours of the shoot in the scorching sun- not easy for any actor.
Gulabo Sitabo is a unique slice-of-life dramedy where Mirza and Baankey, much like Tom and Jerry are unique and unmatched, friend and foe, naughty and smart, little and large – all things required to produce chaos.
A Rising Sun Films production, Gulabo Sitabo is written by Juhi Chaturvedi and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar and is premiering exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
Watch Amitabh Bachchan transformation here: