It is not always that we have a Bollywood A-lister take on the mantel of pushing the Horror genre in Hindi Cinema to the edge and making it fly! And yet, the trailer and screamers of Anushka Sharma’s third home production, PARI have definitely made the audience sit back and take note. While little is known about Anushka’s character in the film, an insider tells us that her character in the film is called Rukhsana.

Anushka Sharma as Rukhsana in Pari, Pari movie still
Anushka Sharma as Rukhsana in Pari, Pari movie still

Though more details about her role are not known, we found out that the person behind Anushka’s much talked about look in PARI is the well known British Prosthetic Designer, Clover Wootton. Speaking to us, Clover said, “With Rukhsana’s character, we needed to understand that she has been through a lot physically and that is how her look had to be designed. Her hair quality is bad and damaged, her skin would be pale, dry and dirty. The conditions that she has been living in will have had an effect on her body, but at the same time she needed to look attractive too.”

Anushka Sharma as Rukhsana in Pari, Pari movie still
Anushka Sharma as Rukhsana in Pari, Pari movie still

With this brief, Wootton set out on her mission, “I deliberately left some oil on her face. Anushka has naturally very beautiful skin so I did absolutely nothing to it and kept it all raw. The light eyes really suited her and the freckles gave the feel of roughness to her skin and the aura that maybe she is not the same as us. The challenge was to make it believable that she is Rukhsana not Anushka.”

And going by what one sees of Anushka in the PARI posters, teasers and trailer we can’t agree more with Wootton!

PARI, produced by Clean Slate Films, is presented by KriArj Entertainment and Kyta Productions and will be released worldwide by Pooja Films on 2nd March, 2018

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