Being hailed as an ace actor, the talented Vidya Balan is known to walk lengths to get into the skin of her character. This time around Vidya who plays a detective in her upcoming next, 'Bobby Jasoos' tried umpteenth looks for the film. It is surprising to note that Vidya underwent 122 changes out of which they shortlisted just 10-12 looks which will be seen in the film.
According to our sources, the make-up artist put together different character looks for Vidya. They tried 6-8 looks a day while Vidya patiently sat through the make-up session to see which of looks most realistic and relates to the narrative of the story. It is said that the entire process took a lot of the time but it was key for her role.
The trailer of 'Bobby Jasoos' which released recently has Vidya in different looks - where she tried like of a teacher, a fisherwomen, a dabbawala, a peon, a lawyer, an astrologer to name a few. They took more than 15 days to shortlist the looks and they even documented the entire process. However sourcing the looks and sketching the character nuances started much before. There was an entire team dedicated who were identifying and putting together the look.
They were elaborate costumes with nuanced detailing. The entire team was involved in the process as it was key to figure this bit out before the film went on floors. Once the look was shortlisted they underwent workshops for the mannerism and personality traits she would have to imbibe in the film. In the end, as an actor, it was quirky yet challenging role which Vidya has delivered brilliantly.
Agreeing on the elaborate make-up sessions, a very elated producer Dia Mirza added, "The entire process of zeroing down on the final disguises that Vidya dons in Bobby Jasoos was one of fun filled discovery and experiments!! Our costume designer Theia and our special make up artiste Vidyadhar, worked tirelessly to conjure looks that would be entertaining to watch, whilst remaining in sync with the demands of the script. At the end I am thrilled that people are collectively wowed by the many transformations of the very versatile Vidya Balan."