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Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala look inspired by real people


Director Amar Kaushik clicked photos of random passersby on the road as reference for Khurrana's look in the film. 

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Ayushmann Khurrana’s next, Bala (2019), has a week to go before its release. Like his previous films this year, Article 15 and Dream Girl, the actor has transformed himself for his character.

For Bala, it was director Amar Kaushik who helped Khurrana create the character with references of real-life people he passed on the street. Khurrana plays a young man who is prematurely balding and looking for love at the same time.  

Kaushik said of his lead character’s look, “When a person unfortunately starts losing hair, there is a certain pattern to it. I didn’t want Ayushmann’s character to be gimmicky; the film had to be as authentic as possible. And I wanted to ensure that we don’t goof up the look."

"So every time I saw someone on the road with this condition, I would sneakily try and click their pictures from behind and share it with the stylist and saying this is how I want the look to be,” he continued.

Bala, also starring Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam, is due to be released on 7 November.