Shah Rukh Khan is taking on a rather unusual role in director Maneesh Sharma’s Fan, set to release next year: He’s playing a superstar’s fan rather than the superstar.
And he’s getting a bit of unusual help in getting into the role.
Hollywood makeup artist Greg Cannom is styling him for the film. Cannom has won four Oscars for his work, notably for Mrs. Doubtfire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He also received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy for developing a special modified silicone makeup material.
“We are attempting a never-seen before look for Shah Rukh which will be both challenging for us and exciting for the viewer. Understandably, this will be kept under wraps till the first look of the film is revealed,” Sharma said in a statement.
Fan isn’t Cannom’s first foray into Bollywood. He also designed Priyanka Chopra’s different looks — including prosthetics for her role as 65-year-old — in 7 Khoon Maaf.
The film begins shooting July 2014 and you can be sure we will be bringing you updates! Sadly we have to wait until 14th August 2015 to see Shah Rukh Khan in and as a Fan!