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Acting schools will soon train students for VFX shots: Sushant Singh Rajput

With increase in the various technologies for VFX for films, actor Sushant Singh Rajput says that acting schools will very soon train students on how to face the green screen.

bollywood Updated: Mar 10, 2017 17:24 IST
Sneha Mahadevan
Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput says that acting schools will very soon train students on how to face the green screen.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

Sushant Singh Rajput tasted big success when his last release, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, fared well at the box office. While various technologies were used to show Sushant as Dhoni on footage of his important matches, the actor says filming in front of a green screen was one of the most important tricks utilised in the film. He feels that the training for acting before green screens will soon be part of the curriculum at acting schools. Speaking about the technology used to replicate his face over Dhoni’s during important sequences, Sushant says, “Face replacement isn’t too difficult. You have to sit on a chair and remember 10 different expressions that have to be delivered for a single shot. It is a completely different art. But what you saw in the film is not face replacement. It is actually body replacement.”

And while Sushant has been accepting compliments happily, he explains, “Body replacement is very tough, as you have to match your entire body language [with that of the character]. So, I actually played all those shots, and did wicket-keeping too. If people think it’s just face replacement, I take it as a compliment, because that means I have done a great job. There are few shots where I am holding Sachin (Tendulkar) and Yuvraj (Singh) is jumping on me — only those are face replacements. We have just started doing this in Bollywood, so people will slowly know the difference. Very soon, all acting schools will have a separate subject, as part of which students will be taught how to act in front of a green screen.”