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Published: November 16, 2018 7:55:46 pm
When Bollywood star Akshay Kumar said that his role in the upcoming sci-fi film 2.0 needed him to put a massive amount of make-up, he wasn’t exaggerating. The actor on Friday unveiled a behind-scenes-video that gives us a glimpse of the grueling four-hour-long make-up session that he had to patiently sit through before he went on the sets of India’s costliest film ever made.
The video shows prosthetic makeup experts turning Akshay into a two-legged beast. His makeup has two distinct variations, including an alien-esque avatar, which we are familiar with. We took the liberty to name this particular look as the “the crow man.” This avatar got a more aggressive variation. The Bollywood A-lister was literally turned into a fear-including beast with wings.
“It was a very challenging role and it took a toll on my body. But the pain and sacrifices were worth it. My character required around 4 hours of prosthetic make-up and another hour and a half to remove it. In my whole career, I’ve never put so much of makeup,” Akshay said during the 2.0 trailer launch event earlier this month.
My look in #2Point0 is nothing short of a technological wonder! Watch to know how it was brought to life.@2Point0Movie @shankarshanmugh @DharmaMovies @LycaProductions #2Point0FromNov29 pic.twitter.com/NfUfUPb2L1
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 16, 2018
2.0 was in the production for nearly three years, including over one year in post-production. By the end of it, the film cost more than Rs 550 crore for its makers, Lyca Productions.
2.0 is the sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. Rajinikanth reprises his role as scientist Vaseegaran and advanced humanoid, Chitti. Amy Jackson also plays a key role in the film.
2.0 is getting ready to hit the screens worldwide on November 21.
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