Amitabh Bachchan to ape Prakash Jha for ‘Aarakshan’

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2011, 20:53 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan is set to experiment with his look yet again. The actor, who is known for taking challenges, has decided to don a look in ‘Aarakshan’ that resembles it’s director Prakash Jha.

The actor, who will soon start shooting for the film in Bhopal, has agreed to go in for a complete make-over, provided his look is based on Jha. As per reports, Amitabh said, “I want my hair and beard to be styled exactly like yours for my professor’s role.”

Sources state that Jha had suggested that Bachchan’s normal look might be altered for the college professor’s role he will play. Bachchan’s excited response was a question to Jha, “Okay, how would you like me to look?” But before Jha could react, Big B’s said, “I want my hair and beard to be styled exactly like yours for my professor’s role.”

“At first Jha thought this was Big B’s wry humour and he requested him not to pull his leg. But Bachchan was serious and insisted a looks test be done immediately. Now, he will sport a look that is a replica of Jha’s,” added the source.

Confirming the news, Prakash Jha said, “Bachchan saab has made it clear that he wants his hair and beard exactly like mine. He thinks an academic should look like me. I’m flattered.”