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Preetisheel Singh garners widespread acclaim for Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s look in Mom

National Award-winning make-up and prosthetics expert Preetisheel Singh who curated Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s look for the film Mom, has been receiving accolades and admiration ever since the release of the film. “I’m amazed and humbled by the stupendous appreciation I’ve got,” she says with a smile.

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“I’d worked hard on Nawazuddin’s bald look with buck teeth for the film, and I was expecting it to be noticed. But the kind of glowing feedback it has received, is beyond my expectations,” she admits.

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“Not only did all the film critics laud the look and character, but audiences including all my friends showered praise. Some sent me colourful bouquets too; another memory I would cherish for a long long time. It all seems like a sudden pleasant dream. Luckily, its reality.”

 

Preetisheel puts in a special word of thanks for the makers for their faith in her abilities. “It’s because of the faith the filmmakers put in me and the freedom they gave me to experiment, made Nawazuddin’s look turn out even better than planned. Moreover, he is one of those rare actors, totally dedicated to his profession. And that helped a lot,” she remarks.

Preetisheel Singh with Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the sets of Mom.

After bagging the ‘National Film Award for Best Make-Up’ for Sartaj Singh Pannu’s pre-Mughal historical epic Nanak Shah Fakir, this whiz of makeovers has worked on various artistes in films such as Bajirao MastaniHaiderBrothersRangoonParchedTalwarGhayal Once AgainHawaizaadaFinding FannyHousefull 3Shivaay and the Tamil film 24.

Coming up next are more varied characters in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s PadmavatiSunny Deol’s Pal Pal Dil Ke PaasVikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi and Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out. So picture (bahut saari pictures) abhi baaki hai. 😉

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Evelyn Sharma wows social media with a song drop on her birthday

 

Evelyn Sharma never fails to impress us! The Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani actress had yet another Sunny Sunny moment this week. She shared a unique morning gift for her social media fans on her birthday. While Bollywood heads to New York for IIFA, Evelyn leaked a 30-second teaser clip from her upcoming single ‘Land of Dreams’ shot in LA with US-based music producer-composer Brooklyn Shanti.

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The clip had her gyrating to the track sung and written by the spunky gal herself.  As the day progressed, she revealed that the song will be exclusively available on Gaana.com, while the full video can now be watched on YouTube.

 

 

And while her online fans were thrilled with her new pics and clips, not many realized their striking similarity with the look and feel of the latest promotional campaign of American singer and actress Selena Gomez’s upcoming single ‘Fetish’.

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Now whether the design similarity is coincidental or just a naughty move is up for debate. But one thing is sure — Evelyn’s bombshell looks and chirpy voice in the video do steal the show. Her birthday surprise has turned out to be as good as those spicy inside stories the fashion philanthropist shares on her blog Evelyn Secrets.

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Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor’s focus is like meditation, says Preetisheel Singh

 

National Award-winning professional makeup, hair and prosthetics specialist Preetisheel Singh who has worked on the looks of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor for Umesh Shukla’s film 102 Not Out, is floored by their magnetic appeal. “Even after all these years in the business of entertainment, their child-like enthusiasm and devotion to their art is awe-inspiring,” gushes Preetisheel.

Preetisheel Singh working on Amitabh Bachchan's look on the sets of 102 Not Out.

“Their energy and intensity is infectious and exhilarating,” she remarks, “so much so that one can compare it with the current heartthrobs.” She recalls the professionalism with which both the actors would patiently spend hours during their makeup, without once complaining about the time it took. Their focus was like meditation.”

 

“What’s more! They would chip in their bit with interesting suggestions and even after the meticulous time spent for their makeovers, the team would always find them smiling when their shots were ready.”

Preetisheel Singh working on Rishi Kapoor's look on the sets of 102 Not Out.

When Preetisheel first learnt about the legends coming together after 26 years, she was excited. Her job became even more demanding when she had to work on looks and references with them playing father and son. “Creating that age disparity was a task but it gives me great satisfaction that the makers and actors are happy with the outcome,” she adds.

 

The movie has Bachchan playing a 102-year-old father to Rishi Kapoor as his 75-year-old son. 102 Not Out is based on writer-director Saumya Joshi’sGujarati play with the actors playing Gujarati characters for the first time.

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out. (Image courtesy - Google)

Since bagging the ‘National Film Award for Best Makeup’ for Sartaj Singh Pannu’s pre-Mughal historical epic Nanak Shah Fakir, Preetisheel has worked on various artistes in films such as Bajirao MastaniHaiderBrothersRangoonParchedTalwarGhayal Once AgainHawaizaadaFinding FannyHousefull 3Shivaay and the Tamil film 24.

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Her work will be showcased next with Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s bald look in Ravi Udyawar’s film Mom produced by more Bollywood heavyweights Boney KapoorSunil ManchandaNaresh AgarwalMukesh Talreja and Gautam Jain. Coming up after this, would be varied characters in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s PadmavatiSunny Deol’s Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas and Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi. Preetisheel sure has a satisfyingly busy year ahead.

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Hollywood calling Evelyn Sharma?

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Evelyn Sharma has worked with interesting makers like David DhawanRohan SippyDivya Khosla KumarAyan Mukerji and Imtiaz Ali in Bollywood flicks like Main Tera HeroNautanki SaalaYaariyanYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and the upcoming Jab Harry Met Sejal.

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But she really surprised the industry further, when she recently became the only speaker from our entertainment industry to address an audience including global leaders on world peace and unity at US president Donald Trump’sNational Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC.

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Now it seems Evelyn has a new list of surprises up her sleeve. Turns out, her frequent trips to Los Angeles were not about a boyfriend, but movies in the West. “Super exciting times. Nice to get inquiries and read scripts in LA,” she’s just tweeted.

 

What’s more! Rumour has it that Evelyn also has an agent in the US. So don’t be surprised if she’s the next from Bollywood to add to the escapades of Priyanka ChopraDeepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan’s in Hollywood.

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And while some of our actors have been prepping their creative juices and boosting their adrenalin looking at international movies, Evelyn’s not even stopping at that. Her recent trip to the States, had New York based music producer Brooklyn Shanti fly down to LA to make more music with her.

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Yes! She’s written and recorded a few new songs and shot a music video on her recent trip. Need we say, the numbers can be expected to even better her last attempt at singing ‘Something Beautiful’.

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Plus, apart from Jab Harry Met Sejal, Evelyn will also be seen playing the lead opposite Amit Sadh in Jack & Dil. So her year ahead promises a lot.

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