Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to dye beard, hair for `Boodha`

Updated: Jan 27, 2011, 21:15 PM IST

Mumbai: After retaining the same appearance for the last 11 years, Amitabh Bachchan has suddenly turned experimental about his looks. First he decided to sport a trimmed beard and new hairstyle in `Aarakshan` and now for `Boodha`, the Big B will dye his beard and hair into a flamboyant trendy colour!

The colour is yet to be decided. According to insiders from the frantically-experimental unit, Big B would either sport a red-tinted beard and hair in the movie -- which will be directed by Telugu maverick Puri Jagannath -- or it could be various flamboyant colours.

When contacted, Jagannath said: "That`s right. Bachchan sir is going totally psychedelic for his part in `Boodha`. You see, he plays a man who is 60 but believes he`s still 25. So he moves around dressed and made up like today`s youngster. And if anyone calls him a boodha (old man) he is livid. He will be dyeing his beard and wig."

Even the clothesline for Big B in `Boodha` would be in keeping with his character of a man of 25. Apparently, the megastar would be borrowing accessories from his son Abhishek`s wardrobe.

The film will go on floors next month.

IANS