Perfectionism is the new mantra of Bollywood! And to achieve this, there was a major tug of war between the director Girish Joshi and actor Mithun Chakraborty for the upcoming film ZOR LAGAA KE...HAIYA. And as a result, Girish went around clicking pictures of beggars and vagabonds. Idea was to do the perfect look test for Mithun's character in the film.
Confirming about the incident the Director Girish Girija Joshi said, 'This was a demanding role and we wanted somebody very seasoned to carry out the requirements. When Mithunda heard about it he was ready in an instant. But when he heard that he will have to wear beard and all, he refused because he is allergic to the glue used in sticking beard. He said that beggars are without beard.'
So to prove his point Girish Girija Joshi arranged to photograph around 70-80 vagabonds & beggars and showed them to Mithun da to convince him about the beard issue. Seems there is a variety of beggars but most of them prefer the beard look. Then in consultation with Mithunda, they short listed a couple of them and finally chose to sport a different look for the role.
Adds Girish, 'The role required him to sport dirty look. Once convinced, he did the needful without any complaint. He wore dirty clothes and beard which was very uncomfortable and caused him itching all the time but he did it.'
Presented by Gemini Motions Pictures ZOR LAGAA KE...HAIYA is written & directed by Girish Girija Joshi and stars Mithun Chakraborty, Mahesh Manjrekar, Riya Sen, Sachin Khedekar, Raj Zutshi, Seema Biswas and Gulshan Grover along with children Megan, Ayesha Kaduskar, Hardik Thakkar, Ritvik Tyagi and Ashwin Chitale.