Atul Verma: My mom encouraged me to go bald for Balveer Returns

Published: Oct 12, 2019, 18:21 IST | Shaheen Parkar |

Atul Verma says that it was his mother who explained to him that shaving your head was no big deal for an actor

File image of Atul Verma
File image of Atul Verma

When he got to know that he would have to go bald for Balveer Returns, Atul Verma hoped that someone else bagged the role. The actor says that it was his mother who explained to him that shaving your head was no big deal for an actor.

“When I gave the audition, I did not know that I had to shave my head. The casting agent told me at the end that I needed to go bald. I was zapped but I thought it’s okay because I might not even get the role since they had shortlisted some more people. But in the evening itself, I got a call from them saying that I had been selected and I had to go bald. I got really upset thinking of it but since my previous show had gone off air five months ago, I was under a lot of pressure. I told my mom about it and she said, "So what if you have to go bald? You are an actor, you guys have to do it. Have you not seen Aamir Khan putting on weight for Dangal? Shabana Azmi went bald for a film even though she is a woman, so what's the big deal? You are a guy and it will look good on you!’ So when my mom said it, I literally went into another zone and I decided to do it,” he says.

Verma was earlier seen in Ye Unn Dino Ki Baat Hai!

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