Aged Ash

MUMBAI: From a glam girl to historical character — Aishwarya Rai has played a variety of roles. Now for Action Replay she will don the look of an old woman and director Vipul Shah says he hired a Hollywood makeup artist to get the right make up on her face.

If certain media reports are to be believed, Aishwarya threw tantrums about getting her makeup done by someone other than her own makeup man, but Shah says otherwise.

“Ash did her old age make up with Paul, a Hollywood make-up artist. When we did it the first time, it didn’t work out well. When you are doing age makeup, you can’t correct it so it had to be removed fully and done again,” said Shah in a statement. “It took us six hours to get her look right. We started shooting at 3:00 am and the shooting went on till 7:00 am,” he said.

Action Replay also stars Akshay Kumar. The story progresses backwards in time.