Though actor Rahul Bose refuses to speak about the character he’s playing in actor Kamal Haasan’s war film Vishwaroopam, make-up artist Ritu Janjani reveals that Bose, who has a negative role in the movie, had to undergo heavy prosthetic make-up.
Apparently, Bose’s character gets blown up during the war. “We had to use heavy prosthetic make-up to show his injuries after the explosion, such as a fallen jaw,” says Janjani. She adds: “Since it’s a war film, there are a lot of war victims covered in blood and gore, so we have to do lots of prosthetic hands, legs and teeth.”
Ask her whether Rahul dies at the end of the film and she says: “I can’t reveal that as the film is still in the process of filming.”
Actor Kamal Haasan plays an army general in the film. Unlike most of the cast, he didn’t have to go through any major makeover for role. “He plays a general, so you do see injuries, but no prosthetic make-up has been applied on him,” says Janjani.
The makers of the film have finished shooting the war sequence and are now filming abroad to complete the rest of it.