Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently busy shooting for his upcoming film “102 Not Out”, says he never had the privilege of prosthetics, green backgrounds, VFX, ‘post’ touch ups and face replacements during his time.
The 74-year-old actor also said that it takes three hours for his make-up for “102 Not Out”.
“The ‘102 Not Out’ continues unabated. And involves a good three hours in make-up and removal after for an hour. The pains taken by a host of artists that specialise in the craft is so commendable,” Amitabh wrote on his blog.
The “Wazir” actor added: “And now this be the norm… The young and the agile give way to the old and the prosthetics, to the green backgrounds, to the VFX, to the ‘post’ touch ups and face replacements… All part of film making today, but never had such privilege in our time.”
Amitabh also spoke about the 2001 film “Aks” and called it a “unique concept”.
“‘AKS’! a film made with great conviction and care. Unique in its concept and its execution. Valid in the times of today, and its value in ascendent,” he wrote.
Big B also wrote about director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who was then called Rakeysh Mehra.
“Rakeysh Mehra, the director before he started spelling his name thus, was the one that did an ad with me for Pepsi and then came the film…We sat on it for days and we still do on many ideas and thoughts,” he said.
Amitabh said that “Aks” was always special and different.
“The shoot in Budapest and the first brush with the french beard, which then because permanent and has never been disturbed since,” he added.