Back in 1948, when Laurence Olivier signed up to play Hamlet, one of the iconic characters from the Bard’s dramas, he went for a drastic hairstyle to fit into the shoes of the Danish prince.
And looks like Shahid Kapoor is following suit, in fact going an extra step to apparently go bald for his role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.
The Academy Award winning Hollywood actor dyed his hair blond to don the look of the prince. A source says, “Shahid’s look will be remarkably different from his usual self. Just the way Laurence did for his Oscar winning film Hamlet. The actor will shave off his head for the film that will go on the floors next year.”
Shahid also worked in Vishal’s Kaminey that transformed his image from a boy-next-door to an action hero. While Vishal remained unavailable for comment, a friend of Shahid denies that the actor will be taking the drastic step of going bald.