|Rohini Hattangady and Sridevi in Chaalbaaz|
Pankaj approached me for Jalwa where I played the role of a moll, Sri Baby. He liked it a lot and offered me Chaalbaaz.He told me to do any make-up and hairstyle I wanted as I was a punk woman. We tried lots of hairstyles to give me the punk look. I have a very desi face, and plus the make-up had to be done in an hour. I have straight hair so we decided to tie a high bun and keep a hairpiece in the front, which took just 15 minutes to do.
There was a scene where Sridevi does a bad make-up job on me. So Pankaj told me to put on some really bad make-up for the scene. I did some things like a black tooth, made one eye big... but Pankaj was not happy with it.
I was wondering what else I could do when Sridevi asked if she could try. She asked her make-up artist to bring her old wig and gelled it and then did the make-up on my face. When Pankaj saw it, he loved it.
I was very happy doing such roles because it was a change..."
Sridevi, in an earlier interview spoke about the scene fondly too. "I found that scene where I cover Rohini Hattangadi with make-up and stuff quite funny. Actually I was a bit hesitant to do this because I know that no woman wants to look crazy. But Rohiniji was a sport."
The result, as all viewers know, was priceless. Sridevi truly has an artistic touch!
|Rohini Hattangady and Sridevi in Chaalbaaz (1989)|