John Abraham's second innings as an on-screen spy is just about to begin with his upcoming spy thriller 'Romeo Akbar Walter' ready to hit the theatres this Friday. However, unlike last time in 'Madras Cafe', John will be seen in eight different looks in 'RAW'.
Now since that seems like quite a task to pull off in a single film, all with prosthetics, heavy makeup and costumes in place, the makers of the film did not leave any stone unturned to do justice to the character's many requirements.
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Consequently, the makers of the film brought National Award-winning makeup and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh onboard to work his magic on John and create his looks in 'RAW'.
Recently, John took to his Instagram to share the journey of his transformation with his fans. The video shows John getting ready for one of the most difficult looks in the film, that of a bushy old man.View this post on Instagram
I would like to thank my team who made this happen! Watch my transformation to a SPY for #RAW here: (Link in bio) Romeo. Akbar. Walter, based on true events, in cinemas this FRIDAY. @imouniroy @apnabhidu @sikandarkher @RomeoAkbarWalter @viacom18motionpictures @kytaproductions @vafilmcompany @redice_films #AjitAndhare @vanessabwalia @ajay_kapoor_ #DheerajWadhwan @timesmusichub @gaana.official
A post shared by John Abraham (@thejohnabraham) on Apr 1, 2019 at 4:58am PDT
The transformation is indeed praise-worthy because there is no way one can identify that old man to be John Abraham without context. Preetisheel has done a commendable job on John with this one.
'RAW' is set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak war of 1971, and traces the journey of a bank employee trained as an Indian spy. He is sent to Pakistan to gather intel for the Indian forces, when the two countries are on the verge of war.
The trailer of 'RAW' created quite a buzz with its intense and riveting cinematography. Also starring Jackie Shroff as a RAW Chief, Sikander Kher as John's nemesis, Mouni Roy as the female lead, there are a lot of intriguing aspects which will come unravelled in 'RAW - Romeo, Akbar, Walter'. The film is set to hit the theatres on 5th April, 2019.