An actor’s job is to behaving as genuine as possible under the imaginary circumstances. That genuineness depends on many factors and physical transformation /appearance is one of the. Actors went through many challenges and sacrifices for creating a unique avatar in need of a portraying character in a film. There are many instances where actors have pushed themself to an extent for a character including great actresses of India.
For creating a perfect look for a suitable character, many Indian actresses appeared bald on screen. Hairless look on screen not only makes their appearance more relatable in the film but also those characters can be exampled one of their greatest work as well.
Here are 9 great actresses of India who had sacrificed their hair for playing a character in their movie.
Shabana Azmi went bald for Deepa Mehta’s movie Water. She was the first signed to cast in the movie. As the movie Water was based on the life of a widow, Shabana Azmi had to shave her hair for the reason but finally, she could not act on the film due to many controversies regarding the film subject.
The contemporary actress Nandita Das also shaved her hair for the same project of Deepa Mehta’s Water. The actress also opted out for the film as the makers had to stall the movie for an unspecified time.
Lisa Ray went for a shaved head for the same film Water after Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. While Shabana Azmi and Nandita das opted out for the project, Lisa Ray was cast for the movie. She too had shaved her hair for creating the real look for demand of the character in the movie. The movie Water was finally shot in Sri Lanka and Lisa Ray played the character of a widow in it.
The veteran actress Tanuja also took the bold step of going hairless for the role of a Marathi Film. She had shaved her hair for the Marathi film Pitruroon as the movie character needed.
Tanvi Azmi was played a role of a Marathi widow in the Film Bajirao Mastani directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali. The actress went bald for real for playing the character in that movie. She played the role of Bajirao’s mother in the film.
Antara Mali played the role of a monk in Sikkim for the movie And Once Again directed by Amol Parekar. The actress took this bold step in reality and shaved her hair for the movie.
Priyanka played an iconic role in the movie Mary Kom. She played as Mary Kom in the lead of the movie which was based on the journey of Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom. In an interview regarding Mary Kom, Priyanka said. “First of all, I am an actor, so as an actor it is my responsibility that whatever character I take up I do it with honesty. This is always my personal challenge that I set for myself that how differently I can portray all my characters. So, I was not at all hesitant, in fact, I was very excited.”
Shilpa Shetty appeared in bald look for her home production movie The Desire. The actress looks for the film rumoured that she went bald for real later in an interview she made it clear in her words, “I opted for prosthetic make up for the film. Getting the bald look was a three hours job.”
The chirpy actress of Bollywood Anushka Sharma made a bald appearance as a cancer patient on screen. Portraying a cancer patient character, the actress took the challenge of going clear head and flaunt it beautifully in the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.