Fresh from the super success of Housefull 4 and appreciation for her work for Ujda Chaman, ace makeup, hair and prosthetic character designer Preetisheel Singh is basking in the glory of critical acclaim for her latest film Bala… or should we say, for having constructed Ayushmann Khurrana’s shining baldpate. Tch tch! 😉
“The film reviews have been overwhelming and the audience reaction stupendous,” chirps the lady. “Never before has makeup, hair and prosthetic been so much in the limelight as in these last three weeks… and I’m loving it and lapping up all the attention,” she winks.
Preetisheel deserves it. After all, it wasn’t long ago that she was going through testing times, having to contend with the three baldie looks, and how to make them stand out and look different from each other. While Akshay Kumar’s look in Housefull 4 got that imposing moustache, Sunny Singh’s character in Ujda Chaman was given a distinctive stubble.
It’s been a fabulous year for the makeover wiz. Just last month, another of her films, Chhichhore, garnered great acclaim for the starcast’s young and old looks designed by Preetisheel. Her Tamil film Bigil starring Kollywood megastar Vijay is also the talk of the Southern industry from a fortnight.
Plus, apart from Housefull 4, both Chhichhore and Bigil have emerged great money spinners at the box-office, and now Bollywood has high expectations from Bala to ring in the greens next.
But for Preetisheel, it’s no time to rest. The National Award-winning character designer is already super-busy, working on her upcoming projects which include the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Radhika Apte-starrer Raat Akeli Hai, Kartik Aaryan-Bhumi Pednekar-starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh, Kangana Ranaut-starrers Panga and Dhaakad, and Bhansali Productions’ Tuesdays and Fridays.