No beard for Om Puri in SINGH IS KINNG


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While the teaser creative of the keenly anticipated SINGH IS KINNG has Akshay Kumar as a clean-shaven 'Sardar', the superstar decided against the idea of being beardless and actually grew one for the role.

Though Bollywood has in the past shown Sikh characters without beards, Akshay's rationale was that a beard of a Sikh is one of the five sacred insignia of his religion.

However, veteran actor Om Puri had to forego the beard in SINGH IS KINNG for a valid reason. "Like Amit ji my face is allergic to beards. I get rashes from facial hair. So, I played the 'Sardar' with all the other mandatory requirements except the beard!"

Studio 18 production SINGH IS KINNG is planned for August 8 release worldwide.