Had to go bald for Agneepath because of heat: Sanjay

Updated: Jul 31, 2011, 13:59 PM IST

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, whose look in the upcoming remake of the film `Agneepath` has become a talk of the town, says he never intended to go bald but the weather and the make-up forced him to do so.

Directed by filmmaker Karan Johar`s former assistant, Karan Malhotra, `Agneepath` is a remake of the 1990 Hindi film starring Amitabh Bachchan.

In the remake, the villain, played by Sanjay, will be seen as a bald Kancha Cheena, with bulky physique and tattoos on arms.

"I am playing the role of Kancha, a baddie which the film industry will see for the first time. The look in `Agneepath` will show me in a never-seen-before avatar," Dutt told reporters.

Dutt`s look in the film was revealed on his 52nd birthday last week by the producer Karan Johar on twitter.

"I had put on this prosthetic make-up for my character in the film...it used to melt within an hour due to the heat. The temperature was around 48 degrees. We had called this make-up artist from abroad...I used to go mad in that hot temperature. So I thought I better shave off my hair," Dutt told reporters.

The remake will see Hrithik reprising Bachchan`s iconic role of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, while Priyanka Chopra would be the female lead. The villain, played by Danny Denzongpa in the original, is now played by Dutt.

"Since I had a couple of other films lined up for release after Agneepath, I could not have shaved off my hair....I had told Karan I will not shave off hair. But due to the intensity of the heat and the make-up getting melted, I had to do that," he said.

The remake is set to hit theatres in January.

PTI