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Bollywood glam beauties go bald!

Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das did it for Water. Now get ready to see Shilpa Shetty, Kangana Ranaut and Antara Mali with bald heads on screen. Minakshi Saini on the bald beauties of Bollywood.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2009 19:23 IST
Minakshi Saini

Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das did it for

Water

. Now get ready to see Shilpa Shetty, Kangana Ranaut and Antara Mali with bald heads on screen.



Shilpa will have a shiny pate in her Indo-Chinese project

Desire.

But the actor did not lob off her locks. “We have great make-up artists and we used prosthetics,” says Shilpa.



The result was striking: it seemed she actually had her head shaved. “I was stunned by the result,” the actress says. “I can say this is one of the highlights of the film. Much of the film will be over by the time I appear bald, so it will take viewers by surprise.” She had no qualms about doing this as “the role demanded it”.



Next on the list is Kangana Ranaut, who sports a full head of curly hair. After

Fashion

and

Raaz — The Mystery Continues

, Kangana was looking to prove her acting chops in the South. She was unavailable for comment but the actress reportedly will be bald and beautiful for a Tamil film, that too, for a fee of Rs 1 crore.



Actress Antara Mali, whose last notable film was

Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon

some years ago, is set to make a return with a bald head for Amol Palekar’s new untitled venture. Unlike Shilpa, who has used make-up for the look, Antara will actually shave her head. “I’m totally charged up about it,” says Antara adding, “I didn’t think twice before giving my nod to the film.”