When you have one of your parents in the same profession as yours, it helps a lot. There would be nothing like it if you needed tips of make-up, change of get-ups and emoting if you had a father like Kamal Hassan.
Master of the trade of disguise and changing his appearance in almost every film of his, Kamal Hassan has offered some sound advice to his daughter Shruti Hassan from his repertoire of experience.
Shruti essays a sex-worker in her upcoming Bollywood film D-Day directed by Nikhil Advani and co-starring Arjun Rampal sizzling Huma Qureshi and veteran Rishi Kapoor. Billed as the story of the last few days of existence of ‘maha’ terrorist Osama bin Laden, Shruti Hassan plays a call-girl who is attacked by a ‘client’ when she is just 16 and suffers a tear just above the right lip and across the cheek.
When Kamal heard that Shruti Hassan had to ‘sport’ a scar in the film which shows her in the twenties, his thinking mind worked overtime to imagine how the scar would look like 10 years after it was inflicted. It was here that Kamal Hassan‘s invaluable inputs helped Shruti Hassan to a great extent as Kamal literally did some ‘research’ to visualize how the scar would look like after many years.
Known to undergo unbelievable changes in his physique and facial appearance in many of his films, Kamal Hassan told Shruti Hassan as to how the scar should appear on the face and told her what would be the ‘depth’ of the scar.
Following Kamal Hassan’s in-puts and advice, make-up was accordingly applied on Shruti Hassan’s face which looks as if it’s a real scar.
When Kamal helped Shruti get Scarred!
Veteran actor Kamal Hassan, who has experimented with his looks in films like “Chachi 420” and “Hey Ram”, gave his inputs on his daughter Shruti’s look for “D-Day”, in which she sports a distinct scar.
In “D-Day”, directed by Nikhil Advani, Shruti plays Suraiya, a prostitute.
As part of the character’s look, Shruti required to have a scar on her face, and her father is said to have helped her get it right.
“The story of the scar dates back to Suraiya’s past, when she entered the world of sex trade at 16. She was given this scar when her face was cut open by a pimp,” said a source close to the film.
Shruti’s father gave his inputs on the look of the scar. The father-daughter duo was very involved in developing her look, including deciding the right colour of the scar, its depth, how it would look as it ages.
The scar, as seen in the recently launched trailer of the movie, looks as good as real.
“D-Day” also features actors like Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Irrfan, Aakash Dahiya, Huma Qureshi, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Sree Swara Dubey.
Co-produced by DAR Motion Pictures and EMMAY Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the movie is slated to release July 19.