In Bharat, Salman Khan will portray the actor in five different avatars, ranging across ages 18-60. Apparently, Salman had to try out 20 different beards and moustaches for the salt-and-pepper look before finalising the perfect fit. Bharat will trace the journey of a man spanning six decades, hence, Salman Khan will be seen sporting six varied looks through the years of his life.
Anushka Sharma looked absolutely eerie in the dark and gripping posters, teasers and trailer of Pari. We think Anushka's makeover from her girl-next-door image is a welcome change and the actress pulls off her deranged look in the film quite convincingly.
Shraddha Kapoor went through many look tests to play Haseena Parker in the biopic on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister. Shraddha had to put on some weight for playing the older Haseena in some portions of the film and director Apoorva Lakhia claims that Shraddha had a great time doing that.
Shahid Kapoor was seen sporting long hair for his character Tommy Singh in Udta Punjab. The actor could not keep his mane since he had to cut his tresses off for Rangoon.
Shah Rukh Khan transformed himself to look like 25-year-old 'Jabra' fan Gaurav in Fan. Beyond SRK's acting, the credit for bringing Gaurav to life goes to the VFX and prosthetics. The make-up done by Greg Cannom enhances the impact.
Aamir Khan is an actor who goes all out to get the perfect look for his character. The actor, who plays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal, had to first gain weight and then lose it all to portray the different stages of Phogat's life.
Rishi Kapoor looked effortlessly convincing as a nonagenarian in Kapoor & Sons. He was lauded by Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi for his look and performance who said he 'stole the show' in the film.
Salman Khan bulked up for his role in and as Sultan, which also starred Anushka Sharma. Salman Khan practised wrestling and mixed martial arts with international fight coordinator Larnell Stovall for the film. The Bollywood star also inspired many of his fans to build their muscles like he has.
For Haider, which was helmed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Shahid Kapoor finally decided to break away from his lover boy image and shave his head. The actor has had a consistent hairstyle in most of his films.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor played father and son in the comedy 102 Not Out based on a Gujarati play of the same name written by Saumya Joshi. Big B essayed a 102-year-old man, intent on getting the world record for oldest living man and Kapoor played his 75-year-old son. Both actors went through a drastic makeover process to look the part for the Umesh Shukla directorial.
Saif Ali Khan played a Russian ganglord sporting an all-blonde avatar and inked bod in the zombie-horror-comedy Go Goa Gone.
Madhuri Dixit was seen as an old lady briefly in Salman Khan-starrer Dil Tera Aashiq, but looked gorgeous as ever even in her aged look.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a special appearance with Shah Rukh Khan in the Ishq Kaminaa song in Shakti. Her rustic look was rather appealing.
Randeep Hooda lost 18 kg in just 28 days for Sarbjit which also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
JP Dutta's war drama Border saw Sunny Deol playing the hardened Sardar - an Army major - and the actor looked every bit the character he portrayed.
We were amazed to discover it's Rajkummar Rao, who looks completely unrecognisable in Raabta. He has a brief, but crucial role in Dinesh Vijan's romantic drama and his part had been kept under wraps. Rajkummar plays a 324-year-old human in the love story that cuts across centuries.
Ranbir Kapoor appeared as an aged character briefly in the superhit flick Barfi, and did so with dignity.
Amitabh Bachchan had a double role in Desh Premee, one of them is of an aged character, who was once a freedom fighter. Amitabh managed to portray the role in a realistic manner.
Priyanka Chopra sported a red-haired look in forgettable sci-fi flick Love Story 2050.
In Kalpana Lajmi's Chingaari, Sushmita Sen played a suffering village prostitute, who is exploited by a powerful godman, and does a credible job.
Shah Rukh Khan shed his superstar image for Yash Raj production Veer Zaara, and effortlessly slipped into the role of an aged prisoner Veer Pratap Singh, who was an Air Force pilot in his younger days.
The talented Boman Irani was hilarious as the Hitler-esque professor Viru Sahasrabuddhe (ViruS), whose crop of hair resembled a sparrow's nest in 3 Idiots.
For Sudhir Mishra's directorial Chameli, Kareena Kapoor Khan took on the challenging character of a prostitute, and pulled it off with a fair degree of competence.
Paresh Rawal may have stolen the show in OMG! Oh My God, but Mithun Chakraborty was brilliant as well, playing the fake swami.
Paresh Rawal played the impassive host of a unique game show in Table No 21. From his hair-styling to dialogue delivery, everything about him in the movie was perfect.
The versatile Shabana Azmi was completely in her element as the witch in the critically-acclaimed Vishal Bhardwaj film Makdee.
Kajol briefly disguised herself as Salman Khan's mother in Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, and was thoroughly enjoyable.
Sanjay Dutt, who played the vicious Kancha Cheena in the remake of the 1990 film Agneepath looked deadly with his shaved head and tattooed body.
As an underworld lord, who is also into drugs and prostitution, Rishi Kapoor was ruthlessly brilliant in Agneepath.
Kamal Haasan is known to experiment with his looks in most of his movies. In Chachi 420, he went to the very extreme, playing a nanny in drag. Haasan got into the skin of the character, quite literally.
Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan successfully joined the six-pack brigade, depicting a violent character who suffers from anterograde amnesia in Ghajini.
Tashan was a bizarre film, and some of the looks the lead stars donned in the movie was equally disastrous. This is one from the song White White Face Dekhe featuring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan.
Riteish Deshmukh put black paint on his face and donned an Afro wig to look like a West Indian in Double Dhamaal. It wasn't all that funny, but Riteish made a decent attempt.
Some B-Town stars have gone all out to get into the skin of a challenging character. Salman Khan's realistic salt-and-pepper look in Bharat is one such instance. Here's a look at some of Bollywood's extreme makeovers