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Hrithik turns to wax masks for Krrish 3

bollywood Updated: Oct 15, 2013 16:54 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
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The franchise is close to their hearts, so it isn’t surprising that Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan are going all out for Krrish 3. While shooting for their latest project, the Roshans opted for wax masks that are “much more real and comfortable”.

The special masks are made of wax, which was brought from London. “Special make-up artistes were called in to stick it to Hrithik’s face. They were present on the sets round-the-clock because the masks weren’t easy to manage,” says an insider close to the film. Interestingly, by the end of the film, Hrithik ended up using around 500 masks. “While shooting in hot and humid conditions in India — in the film studios in Hyderabad, and in Mumbai, the mask would get distorted and start melting. This was because of the high temperature, which would often go up to as high as 44 degrees. At times, it seems it was so hot that in a day, he would end up changing five to six masks,” adds the insider.

Apparently, the Roshans went in for the special masks because they look real. “When Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan came to know of such masks, they immediately decided to use them despite the high cost,” adds the insider.

The Roshans couldn’t be reached for a comment on the story.

Aamir Khan wore a hat for three months prior to the shoot of an upcoming film to get comfortable with it
Aamir Khan is known to diligently work on his roles, understand the traits of his characters and learn nuances to help them. So when he heard that he had to wear a hat in Dhoom: 3, he took it upon himself to choose the accessory and ensure that it fit him perfectly. A source says, “Aamir, who is known to be exercise precision when it comes to preparing for his roles, had to wear a bowler hat in Dhoom: 3 as part of the look of his character. The actor shopped for it in London. He wanted to ensure that they got a kind that went with the brief of the character.”

The film will have Aamir in a negative character and conjectures are that he has a double role in it. Another set of rumours also suggest that he’s playing a trapeze artist. However, what is surprising is that to be comfortable with the hat, the actor began wearing the hat almost three months prior to the shoot. The source adds, “Hats need to be worn regularly or they lose their shape. Aamir wanted to get accustomed to wearing a hat so that it wouldn’t bother him later while shooting.”

The spokesperson confirms, “Aamir has become attached to his hat. He bought the hat so that he’s comfortable in it. He continued to wear it till he finished the shoot.” The film was shot in Chicago and also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif.
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