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Vidya Balan tried 122 looks for Bobby Jasoos

Vidya Balan is an ace actor. The talented ovie artist walks 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. Vidya underwent 122 changes out of which they shortlisted 10 – 12 looks which will be seen in the film.

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 sessions to see which look was most realistic and related to the narrative of the story. The entire process took a lot of time but it was key for her role. There were different looks which she tried like that of a teacher, a fisherwomen, a dabbawala, a peon, a lawyer and an astrologer to name a few.

It took more than 15 days to shortlist the looks for Vidya Balan and the team even documented the entire process. However, sourcing the looks and sketching the character nuances started much before. There was an entire team dedicated to this 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 for Vidya Balan, they underwent workshops for the mannerism and personality traits she would have to imbibe in the film. Vidya will be getting into the garb of varied characters while she essays the role of a detective in the film. Starring Vidya Balan in the lead role as Bobby, the film is a story about a girl who aspires to be a top-notch private detective. Alongside Vidya Balan, the film stars Ali Fazal of ‘Fukrey’ fame.

As an actor, it was quirky yet a challenging role which Vidya has delivered brilliantly. Says Dia Mirza “The entire process of zeroing down on the final disguises that Vidya dons in Bobby Jasoos was one fun filled discovery and a lot of 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.”


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