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Touching up Amitabh Bachchan

From the looks of it, Amitabh Bachchan loves to experiment. Take his latest film, The Last Lear, for example. The actor is seen sporting long hair and a beard.

The person responsible for giving him this look is Deepak Sawant, Bachchan's personal make-up artist. Nithya Ramani caught up with him to tell us more.

How did you come to be Amitabh Bachchan's make-up artist?

My father was a make-up artist. I hated the film industry and didn't want anything to do with it earlier. I was working with a company that made raw materials for constructions. The company shifted its base to Pune and asked me to join them there. But I didn't want to shift to Pune.

That's when my father suggested that I join him in his line of work. So I did. My first film was Rajesh Khanna's Dushman. I was appreciated for my work, and things went well. Soon, I got offers from BR Films and Raj Khosla Films.

I was assured by Amitji that I would be his make-up man when the need arose. Three years later, he called me and I have been with him ever since.

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