For his look in SHOOTOUT AT WADALA, the prequel to Balaji’s runaway hit SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA, actor Tusshar Kapoor drew inspiration from the styles that veterans Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and his father Jeetendra made infamous during the early 80s.
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Directed by Sanjay Gupta, the film set in the period 1972-81, required Tusshar to sport different hairstyles – Says Tusshar Kapoor, “In this film my character follows a graph of 10 years and the look is much more rugged. I decided to grow my hair and sport long hair just like my dad (Jeetendra), Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna did in those days. I went through all their pictures and only then chose my look.”
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Playing a role on the lines of Sheikh Munir, Tusshar even got under the skin of his character and visited Dongri, the location the gangster hailed from – Reveals Tusshar, “I visited the area he resided in and spoke to several senior people from that area to understand Sheikh and also picked up the kind of lingo he used.”