For “Aarakshan” we first heard about Amitabh Bachchan borrowing the exact cut of Prakash Jha’s beard and hair for his character. It now turns out the megastar borrowed not just his facial look but also the clothes to play the college professor.
“Nothing as drastic as that. But yes, Amitji did decide to model his character on me in every detail, including the clothes. I am quite flattered because I’ve never paid attention to what I wear or how I look. So if Amitji saw our hero’s character in me, I must be doing something right,” said Jha, who is delving into the reservation issue in the film.
Apparently, Big B even insisted on borrowing some accessories from Jha’s wardrobe.
“It was really interesting when Mr. Bachchan, Prakashji and I were discussing his look when Mr. Bachchan looked at Prakashji, points to him and says, ‘That’s it. That’s Prabhakar Anand.’,” said dress designer Priyanka Mundada.
Amitabh said: “We jointly agreed on that!”