Sharad Malhotra's character 'Sagar' in the Zee daily Banoo Main Teri Dulhan
had been mentally challenged to start with, so at that time his
hairstyle was different. With him becoming morally sound, his
mannerisms changed, and so did his hairstyle. Hence the handsome actor
did as required and got himself a cool haircut.
the problem did not end there. It was not only the matter of changing
his hairstyle, but maintaining it as well! With long hours of shoot,
Sharad kept forgetting to do his hair before a scene. Unless the
director reminded the actor, he would slip back to his old looking
hairstyle and loose the 'new' look.
exasperated at having to give so many reminders everyday, instead of
loosing his head or his cool, this very creative director of Banoo Main
Teri Dulhan - Ismail Umar Khan - found a unique way to solve this very
'With 12 to 14 hours of gruelling shoot, poor Sharad often forgot to keep track of his hair,' rued this good humoured director good naturedly. ' Even
the technicians would not realise it. And if it slipped my attention,
then the result was that no one would notice it until the shot was done
and canned. I was at my wit's end thinking how do I remind Sharad to
sport the same look and hairstyle all through..so I had this ides. I
went to the hairdresser and got myself the same haircut! Now everytime
Sharad sees me, he remembers to do his hair just the right way! So not
only now I myself have a new makeover with a trendy hairstyle, I have
also got an easy solution to this whole problem. And we have no bother
ever since!' laughed Umar triumphantly.
such a cool director around, no wonder Sharad Malhotra comes across as
such a cool dude in Dulhan! Wish there were many more intelligent and
easy to work with directors like Ismail Umar khan around! Way to go!
Author: Minnie Gupta