You saw it here first. Amitabh Bachchan, known for changing his looks to suit the character, has gone grey and haggard on us in R Balki's curiously titled Shamitabh.
He was spotted shooting at Mumbai Lokhandwala Gardens on May 31 in this get-up. He was sporting grey hair and beard.
Amitabh Bachchan’s haggard look for a scene in Shamitabh. (HT Photo/Viral Bhayani)
Amitabh had earlier tweeted about the "long and ardous" look test he had to undergo for the film. The Paa artist is back at work with Shamitabh.
Balki said about the film, "We are happy to announce that the film is titled Shamitabh. We are halfway through the shoot of the film, so I will finish that and then talk more about it. Right now, I'm enjoying watching the lethal combo of the intensity of Amitabh Bachchan, the intelligence of Dhanush, and the innocence of Akshara (Haasan)."
Big B and Balki have earlier worked together in Cheeni Kum (2007) and Paa (2009). While he sported a neat little ponytail in Cheeni Kum, he had used prosthetic make-up in Paa.
Amitabh also wrote a facebook post about the film and his co-actors.