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Sanya Malhotra shares her look as Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama

Sanya Malhotra shares her on- screen avatar of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama Banerji in Vidya Balan –fronted film on Math Genius.

“I hardly straighten my hair,” says Sanya Malhotra, whose latest role requires her to sit in the make-up room as her hairdresser turns her lustrous curls, poker – straight. The actor is currently shooting for the Shakuntala Devi biopic, Directed by Anu Menon, in London. If Vidya Balan plays the math genius, Malhotra slips into the role of Anupama Banerji, Devi’s daughter.

She reveals that she has thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating her look, modeled on Banerji. “I believe hair, makeup and costume play an important part in an actor’s attempt to portray their roles. Playing real- life characters start with acing the look. Even for Dangal (2016), I had to cut my hair short to look like Babita (Phogat).” The actor met Banerji in the Queen’s city before the film went on floors. “We discussed the relationship she shared with her mother. I also did some reading with Anu and Vidya before the first schedule.”

Shakuntala Devi’s genius was discovered when she, at the age of five, reportedly solved a mathematical problem designed for 18- year-old students.

Fatima Sana Shaikh shared her life experiences for her next film

Fatima Sana Shaikh who is currently busy shooting for her next with Anurag Basu has penned down her life experiences to essay the role.

The actress had to really delve within herself to understand her character. Keeping in sync with the film’s storyline Fatima was asked by the film’s team to share her personal life experiences and private moments too to essay the role.

Being a Mumbaikar Fatima has a lot of love and passion for the city and has experienced a spectrum of phases in her life. Fatima who loves capturing images of her experiences through traveling. Anurag Basu’s untitled film’s production asked Fatima to share her experiences as a woman, who interacts with a variety of people both at the professional and personal level which will be used in the film to add a more realistic touch in specific scenes.

Fatima who is a huge fan of Anurag Basu’s films is really excited to work with the Director for his art of direction and Rajkumar Rao for his critically acclaimed roles and to be a part of a film which is an apt portrayal of characters of the people living a metro lifestyle.

The actress who left us spellbound with her hard-hitting performance in Aamir Khan starrer Dangal and Thugs of Hindostan will now be seen in a never before seen avatar which is a variation in her career in Anurag Basu’s next.

Ahead of Thugs of Hindostan release, let’s take a look at Aamir Khan’s varied looks which went on to create buzz

Trust Aamir Khan to create trends and set precedents, his Thugs of Hindostan look is no different. One of Bollywood’s most-watched actors, Aamir Khan’s film look has created a rage amongst the audience.

The actor never fails to impress the audience, not just with his performances and choice of films but also with his looks in them.

He’s known to have gone to great lengths to get the right look for his character and his recently look from Thugs of Hindostan is a testimony of it.

Let’s take a look at 5 such looks of Aamir Khan which further created a trend amongst the masses:-

Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Handlebar moustache, ruffled hair, rose-tinted glasses, ragged coat and a big smile. Aamir Khan aka Firangi from Thugs looks more cheerful and colourful than any of the characters.

Secret Superstar (2017)

When the look of this upcoming film, Secret Superstar went viral, fans loved the way Aamir looked in it. He experimented with a variation of a Van Dyke beard and teamed it up with a handlebar moustache in the film. What catches our fancy is the accessory that he sports on the head in the film

Dangal (2016)

Aamir Khan pulled off the roles of the elderly and the young wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat very convincingly. While he put on about 22-25 kilos to look the part as the older Phogat, his salt and pepper hair and stubble added to the look. Interestingly, the actor then lost the extra weight to reprise the role of Phogat in his younger days.

Ghajini (2008)

In this action-packed thriller, Aamir Khan’s eight-pack abs became the talk of the town. He even made the stroked close crew cut look sexy on screen.

Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)

His thick moustache and really long hair that he grew for the role of an Indian soldier, Mangal Pandey, got him the accolades. The actor wanted a look that would aptly portray the pre-independent era in which the film was based. Like always, he took time to finalise it and obviously got it right.

Aamir who is touted to be a trendsetter, this time too, he has redefined the pop culture.

Vivan Bhathena goes platinum

Vivan Bhathena’s most recent metamorphosis is of this dashing dude with platinum pompadour and short sides hair-cut, in casual shorts and vest – a dapper and very ‘now’ look. Yet put him into a business suit and the he slicks back his hair and vavoom he transforms into a staid but very stylish businessman.

Vivan has been changing his looks and his body since his first music video as the chocolate faced college kid in Falguni Pathak’s super hit ‘Maine Payal Hai Chankayi’ to his more recent villainous roles in Dangal, Judwa 2, Hate Story 4 and now as he beefs up for his upcoming role as Hanuman in Kunal Kohli’s adaptation of the epic Ramayana – Ramyug.

Refreshingly unafraid of dramatic changes in his looks Vivan believes he must not just act the part but look it too. He works hard at his characterisation and is undoubtedly an extremely talent actor. Vivan has always searched for roles that challenge and excite him which is why he has always jumped at the opportunity to play the villan. He feels that “the villain has more shades to his character which can be fun to interpret.” Each of the negative roles he has played have been very different be it the urban, suave, devilish rake in Hero or the earthy desi boxer in Dangal or the comic villain In his super-hit Telegu film Raja.

Putting on or losing 10 kilos, going platinum blonde or unruly red, wearing a three piece or going bare chested Vivan uninhibitedly woos the camera. Working hard on the characterisation and the look Vivan makes certain he gives his very best to his roles. The more complex the character, the more he enjoys preparing and playing the role. Which could be the reason Vivan is so excited about playing a positive role, for the first time, in Ramyug and what could be more positive than portraying Lord Hanuman.

Badrul Islam’s Short film ‘Rang Biranga Anaar’, represents India in NMCFF 2018

‘Rang Biranga Anaar’ (Starring Badrul Islam, who was last seen in Dangal) is produced by Aditya Bharadwaj (Y-Star Cine & Television Pvt Ltd) and is now headed to the Nelson Mandela Children Film Festival for its special screening (9th – 17th June 2018). The short film shall compete with entries coming from South Africa, China, Mongolia, USA, Canada, France & Asia.

The creative director of Y-Star CTPL, Archana Kelkar Deshmukh will be presenting the short film in South Africa, amidst all of the other entries and on behalf of the production house. The short film has been selected for the festival and shall be one of the entries that’ll represent India.

‘Rang Biranga Anaar’ is an emotional drama that talks about the struggle of a family in a financial mess. A six-year-old boy who lost his father and still is hopeful that in spite of difficult situation his mother and uncle will struggle hard to make ends meet. The child still believes that he will be able to celebrate Diwali. The short movie depicts the journey of the young child who sets out to find happiness in the sour situation.

The producer of the short, Aditya Bharadwaj is very happy and keen about the representation and at the same time is looking forward to take the movie to multiple short movie festivals while the main focus remains at earning the National Award this year.