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Ranveer Singh praises Preetisheel Singh for Padmaavat

Except from both being Singhs, the only relation they have is that one is an actor and the other, a make-up, hair and prosthetic designer. Disclaimer sorted (wink), Ranveer Singh pleasantly surprised Preetisheel Singh when he recently praised her work on social media.

Preetisheel Singh working on Ranveer Singh's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Pic 2.

When a Twitter fan asked Ranveer about how he got his evil look as Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, the actor promptly replied saying, “Umm. Well Preetisheel and Sanjay Sir should be given credit for the look, really. Baaki I internalised… some…. err… dark shit… and every expression, mannerism, the whole vibe and energy of the character just followed as a result.”

“I’m grateful to Bhansali Sir for showing so much faith in my work,” says Preetisheel who also designed looks for another of the maker’s magnum opus, Bajirao Mastani earlier.

 

She puts in a special word of thanks for Ranveer. “However naughty and mischievous Ranveer comes across in his movies and interactions in media, let me tell you that he is one of the most dedicated and highly professional  actors when it comes to work. He would embody the persona of Alauddin Khilji the moment we would begin the look transformation,” reveals Preetisheel.

Preetisheel Singh working on Ranveer Singh's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Collage 2.

“The make-up, hair and prosthetic would take several hours, and most of the time he would patiently stare in the mirror, completely immersed in the character. By the time his look was done he would walk, talk and behave like Khilji, even before he reached the camera,” she adds.

 

For the uninitiated, Preetisheel Singh is India’s No.1 make-up, hair and prosthetic specialist who has worked on various actors in some of the topmost advertisements and Bollywood movies. Her repertoire includes projects such as Housefull 3, Mom, the Tamil film 24, Brothers, Rangoon, Parched, Shivaay, Talwar, House Next Door, Haider, Ghayal Once Again, Finding Fanny, Hawaizaada as well as the pre-Mughal historical epic Nanak Shah Fakir, for which she won the ‘National Film Award for Best Makeup’.

Preetisheel Singh working on Ranveer Singh's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Collage 1.

Her future projects include movies like the Amitabh BachchanRishi Kapoor-starrer 102 Not Out, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi, Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol’s debut film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Rishi Kapoor-starrer Mulk and the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Thackeray to name a few.

 

Preetisheel has also set up India’s first make-up and prosthetic lab called Da Makeup Lab in Mumbai and her goal is to bring standards of make-up and prosthetics in India at par with Hollywood.

 

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Padmaavat’s makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh on cloud nine

Preetisheel Singh working on Ranveer Singh's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Collage 1.

National award-winning makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh was so perturbed by all the controversies and protests surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, she chose not to say anything about her work for it till its release.

Preetisheel Singh working on Ranveer Singh's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Collage 2.

“It broke my heart witnessing all the turmoil the film was going through. So I had decided, I will only speak about it when the labour of work met success,” remarks Preetisheel who designed the looks for all the top artists including Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

Preetisheel Singh working on Ranveer Singh's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Collage 3.

“I cannot even imagine how Bhansali Sir would have coped up with the storm. My admiration for him has increased manifold,” she adds.

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The best in her business, Preetisheel knows her job inside-out, but admits that her work for Padmaavat was extremely challenging. “When working with Bhansali Sir, one has to be ready to always put in that extra bit as he has such a keen eye for aesthetics and detail. I read the script and understood the characters — how they dealt with people. Visualized the environment they would have grown up in, their likes and dislikes, their personality etcetera,” she explains.

Preetisheel Singh working on Shahid Kapoor's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Collage 1.

“There’s a lot of study that went into getting under the skin of every character. Post this, I went through my look-references and finally came up with something that would equally excite the director and the actors. I was thrilled when Bhansali Sir finalized the looks.”

 

With the movie garnering tremendous acclaim from all quarters and being a roaring success at the box office, Preetisheel is “super happy and relieved that everyone’s efforts have finally borne fruit.”

Preetisheel Singh working on Shahid Kapoor's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Pic 1.

It can be noted here that the lady has also received a lot of praise earlier for her work with actors in more than a dozen movies including Bajirao Mastani, Rangoon, Brothers, Mom, Haider, Parched, Hawaizaada, Shivaay, Talwar, Housefull 3, Ghayal Once Again, Finding Fanny, the Tamil film 24 as well as the pre-Mughal historical epic Nanak Shah Fakir for which she won the ‘National Film Award for Best Makeup’.

Preetisheel Singh working on Ranveer Singh's look on the sets of Padmaavat. Pic 1.

Coming up next are movies like the Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi, Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol’s debut film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas and the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Thackeray to name a few.

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Ashok Chaudhary to play a spy in Code Name Abdul

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New York-based Indian actor Ashok Chaudhary who was earlier seen in key roles in Ekta Kapoor’s mega soaps Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Kkavyanjali, will play a spy in Eshwar Gunturu’s upcoming Bollywood film Code Name Abdul which stars Tanishaa Mukerji in the lead.
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“With Tiger Zinda Hai touching 300-crore business, everyone has a renewed interest in movies involving spies. But I believe that Bollywood often portrays spies in a very superficial manner. I hope to introduce more intrigue and suaveness through my character. I am sure that will give it an edge,” says Ashok.
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A hardcore fan of Marlon BrandoRobert De Niro and Al Pacino movies, Ashok hails from Haryana and is a trained theatre graduate from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
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“At an early age, my father introduced me to films like Pather PanchaliGarm Hava and Taxi Driver and they inspired me to be an actor,” he reminisces. “However, when I told my folks at home about my acting dreams, they thought I’d gone crazy. But once they began seeing my work, they understood my passion.”
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Shifting to America, Ashok studied method acting through some of the best schools including the Stella Adler School of ActingThe Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and The Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio of New York. Known for being a meticulous perfectionist, he has been a part of a fair share of plays, television serials as well as award-winning short films like Lucky Day and Back Up.
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The Man’s Woman and Other Stories, where he played the protagonist, won the Orizzonti Award at Venice Film Festival, while his supporting role in the Indo-American Malayalam comedy film Monsoon Mangoes also got him acclaim.
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Apart from Code Name Abdul, Ashok is looking forward to filmmaker Payal Kapadia’s (of the 13-minute Cannes-winning short Afternoon Clouds fame) untitled film, where he portrays a weather forecaster from the 1970s. He will also be seen in a British film Ascendancy, where he essays an actor’s journey.
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Plus, Ashok will be performing one of the leads in an Off-Broadway play The Music In My Blood this year. So it’s gonna be a super-busy year for this upcoming actor. Way to go!

Brazilian ambassador compliments Chaitanya Padukone’s book R.D.BurMania

 (Clockwise) 1. Ambassador of Brazil, Tovar da Silva Nunes with Chaitanya Padukone, 2. book cover, 3. Chaitanya Padukone with R.D.Burman, 4. R.D.Burman.

Recently, when the affable Ambassador of Brazil, His Excellency Tovar da Silva Nunes browsed though the book ‘R.D.BurMania: PanchaMemoirs’, the senior diplomat seemed quite impressed. Among many aspects, the memoirs authored by distinguished film journalist Chaitanya Padukone, highlights little-known information about the maverick maestro R.D.Burman’s ‘Brazilian connection’.

 Ambassador of Brazil, His Excellency Tovar da Silva Nunes complimenting Chaitanya Padukone (right) for the book R.D.BurMania - PanchaMemoirs.

“The contents of the book are very interesting and I am keen to know more about the Indian composer RDB,” said the ambassador in a formal response letter. Earlier, at the Brazilian National I-Day celebrations in Mumbai, the ambassador had personally complimented Padukone for the author’s meticulous efforts in enlightening music-buffs about this Indo-Brazilian music fusion.

 A file pic of author Chaitanya Padukone with R.D.Burman.

Curiously enough, RDB, fondly known as Pancham Da, had this fascination for Brazilian folk music and innovatively composed numbers like ‘Jeevan Ke Har Mod Pe Mil Jaayenge Humsafar’ with a Brazilian flavor. Known for his fetish for world music, he had even attended the Rio De Janeiro carnival once. He often incorporated pulsating Brazilian rhythms like the Bossa Nova, which was actually one of his favourites.

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Notably, RDB is the undisputed king of retro music, with his songs a rage even with today’s youth. We often hear remix versions of his numbers in movies and they are extremely popular at pub circuits too.

 (Clockwise) 1. Ambassador of Brazil, Tovar da Silva Nunes with Chaitanya Padukone, 2. Chaitanya Padukone with R.D.Burman, 4. and 5. R.D.Burman.

Meanwhile on January 4, the legendary Bollywood composer-singer’s legion of fans worldwide, will observe his twenty-fourth death anniversary.

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Preetisheel Singh transforms Nawazuddin Siddiqui yet again for Thackeray

When National Award-winning makeup and prosthetics specialist Preetisheel Singh designed Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s look for the Sridevi starrer Mom, everyone was stunned by the transformation. The prosthetics expert has now created yet another transformational look for Nawazuddin for the role of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray in the upcoming biopic Thackeray.

Preetisheel Singh besides a poster of Thackeray

Ever since the teaser of Thackeray was released by Uddhav Thackeray and Amitabh Bachchan, the look has been getting rave reviews and has been a topic of discussion amongst the public as well as the media. The film is presented by Sanjay Raut and directed by Abhijit Panse.

 

“I’m grateful to the makers for having shown faith and trust in my work,” says Preetisheel. “When a legendary personality like Balasaheb Thackeray is being brought to life on celluloid, the responsibility is tremendous.”

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She has made a lot of heads turn with her work for actors in more than 15 movies including Bajirao Mastani, Rangoon, Brothers, Mom, Haider, Parched, Hawaizaada, Shivaay, Talwar, Housefull 3, Ghayal Once Again, Finding Fanny, the Tamil film 24 as well as the pre-Mughal historical epic Nanak Shah Fakir for which she won the ‘National Film Award for Best Make-Up’.

 

Her work will also be seen in awaited movies like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi and Sunny Deol’s Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas.

 

She puts in a strong word for Nawazuddin’s dedication. “He is not only a brilliant actor but one who treats his art and profession like prayers. During the three-odd hours it took to get him into the look, his studious silence and study of his face was inspiring. It was as if he was in a meditative mode.”

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But Preetisheel admits, she was overcome with anxiety about the reaction she would get from the makers. Recalling the situation during the teaser shoot she says, “When Nawazuddin finally emerged out of the makeup room for the first time in the get up, everyone had a very judging look on their faces. And then, suddenly I saw huge smiles everywhere. The makers were impressed. They praised me and shook hands with me. I can never forget that elated moment. I heaved a huge sigh of relief.”

Indian actor Rakshak Sahni to make big-budget Hollywood debut with Eastern Crimes

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With movies like Lion and Slumdog Millionnaire clicking big at the Hollywood box-office, more and more makers are coming forward with subjects involving Indian actors.

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One such movie to go on floors soon is Eastern Crimes, with an estimated budget of 30 million dollars. Bollywood actor Rakshak Sahni who began his career in the Indian film industry, playing the lead in Kkavyanjali on Star Plus, will play a parallel lead with a yet-to-be-finalized American star in this Hollywood feature film about two cop buddies.

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What’s more! The makers are in talks with none other than six-time Oscar-nominated director Peter Weir to direct the film. Weir is known for great Hollywood blockbusters such as The Truman Show, Dead Poets Society and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

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Produced by Los Angeles-based NeuAsia Studios, Eastern Crimes is written by Mansur Ahmed; who has also co-developed the screenplay for The Treasure of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, being directed by the Casino Royale director Martin Campbell.

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“It’s rare that a role is written for an Indian actor to play a parallel action hero opposite a leading American actor in a major Hollywood production. So when Mansur Ahmed sent me the script of Eastern Crimes, it immediately got me excited,” says Rakshak who is confident that the movie will be a milestone in his career. It’s expected to begin shooting in mid-2018.