EXCLUSIVE: Bharat: Katrina Kaif's hair stylist praises the actress; Calls it his 'best experience so far'

Katrina Kaif's hair stylist for Bharat decodes her curly hair look as Kumud Raina. Read EXCLUSIVE details.
EXCLUSIVE: Bharat: Katrina Kaif's hair stylist praises the actress; Calls it his 'best experience so far'EXCLUSIVE: Bharat: Katrina Kaif's hair stylist praises the actress; Calls it his 'best experience so far'
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Shining bright in Salman Khan starrer Bharat trailer, Katrina Kaif dons a curly hair look as Kumud Raina, an employment consultant. That her looks for the movie has already got everyone smitten is not surprising. We are totally in love with those frizzy curls, aren't we? Hence, we got her hair stylist Amit Thakur to decode her look for Bharat in an exclusive chat. From walking on to the sets last moment (after Priyanka Chopra Jonas made a hasty exit) to creating this look, to Katrina's co-operation for the same, Amit shared a few details about what went behind creating Kumud's hair style. Over to him:

Katrina's curly hair look for Bharat chronicling around three decades has grabbed a lot of eyeballs. What was the brief given for the character Kumud Raina? 

Umm, this film came to me at the very last moment as there had been some major changes closer to the shoot date. Hence, I hardly had anytime to go through the script in this case, but I was very excited to be doing this film. The only thing I knew was that we had to make her look different from her previous films. Also, Bharat is a period film set in 3 different times from 1968 to 2010 so we needed something that added to the authenticity of the character and looks extremely natural.

What was Katrina's contribution in it? 

Katrina was so involved in everything when it comes to this film and I was happy to see that she was open to experimenting on her hair. We did try a few hair textures that would look really natural and would suit her character and at the same point of time make her look different, and finally, we locked down to the natural UNDONE CURLY HAIR  which we all fell in love with.

Was it a challenge to ensure that the look is different and at the same time relatable, given that the story is set in different timelines? 

Honestly, it wasn’t really a challenge, but I took it as a challenge and kept working on making the hair more and more natural looking in the first few days of shoot. Also since we have shown her at three different ages, I wanted to stick to the same hair texture to make it look more real. Given that the texture of the hair doesn’t really change with age, so even when I have tied her hair in the old age scenes I have kept the texture as curly. The whole idea was to convince people that Kumud has not so-set, perfectly styled curls but a lil frizzy, beautiful curls which most Indian women have. 

The movie was set at different places including the Gulf. Did the climatic change become a hindrance in ensuring the hair style doesn't differ or falter? 

About weather and climatic changes, ah yes it wasn't easy to maintain the texture just the way I did in an air conditioned indoor set. We were shooting in extremely hot weather in the Middle East where the temperature never went below 40 degree celsius, but we managed with the help of some anti humidity products and touching up the texture from time to time.

Now when you look at it, do you feel validated and satisfied with what has come out? 

Oh, of course, I love whatever I have seen till now. I am actually more than satisfied after seeing the trailer and also all the songs that have come out. In fact, I was overwhelmed by the response the look has got and how so many people are appreciating and loving the hair. I really want to thank Ali Abbas Zafar (the director) and Marcin Laskawiec (DOP) for making it all look so cinematically beautiful.

What is the best and worst part of being the person behind Katrina's Hairdo?

There are so many things. I mean I love how she has rocked and owned this curly hair. She looks so comfortable that it looks like it’s her own hair. Not for a single moment, I felt I shouldn’t have done this with her. It was actually one of my best film experiences so far. 

Bharat releases on June 5, 2019. 


Wth is wrong with people? This article is about her hairstyle in Bharat and everyone in the comments is discussing her skin colour?!? Doesn't matter WHAT her skin colour is - if you have a problem with it then don't watch the film but no need to insult her ._.

I wish the hair looks more soft and silky.it looks too rough n dry. Her original hair would look much better. This haistyle doesn't give her a different looks. madam Rekha's curly hair looks much much better..

Katrina you obviously mean so much to these haters that they are giving you so much importance. That’s a great salute to how you have made your mark in Bollywood. Keep being the person that you are.

This hairdo looks sooo fake on katrina..it just doesn't look natural,all made up..even PCs met gala hairdo looked more natural than this lol

Katriba looks mediteranean to me with dark hair so her father actually could be mediternean married to white mother
Well in this getup she really looks pretty u know wat amzes me
Kapoors r so shallow so how come ranbir moved from dp to katrina to white rat aalia
Cos other 2 r superhot n aalia is not pretty or hot hmmm

Just hope Katrina's expressions in film will also show some variation like her hair.

Going through all the useless nonsense comments I’m like so shocked that indians are like this... no one has sense of appreciation... She copied Kangana lol she’s dark skinned lol.. if you think her skin in boom was dark man you should watch it HD on netflix.. About kangana she has extra bushy and curly hair and that not how Katrina Kaif’s look is.. and no one wants to copy kangana.. lol Katrina doesn’t send her pr team to make news about her.. she doesn’t have to like other actresses does... No matter what you guys said even box office india recently released the most successful actors (male/female) list and Katrina Kaif is on the 6th stop being the only female to be listed on top 10 beating many male A listers too... facts will be facts these non sense indian masses barking won’t do any harm to her or her team more like her friends..

Preach!! Say it louder!!!

Done with crying. Now read all the comments on other celebrities posts by Katrina fans. Dont blame Indians. They aka kat fans cruse and abuse Indians for this western girl. Oh she is despo, she is a nepokid, black witch , criminal etc. If you think kat is extremely fair so why so much color difference in her face and other body parts in so called no makeup look? She wasnt fair in Boom. In her past photos she is dark. One of her pictures with lovely long hairs, her skin tone is dark. Kat do send her team to create a nres about her. She has too to make a mountain out of mole. Other actresses don't need to do that . Box office India is a paid site firstly. Secondly its 100 percent confirmed that all so called hits of kat are with huge and successful male actors. Above box office India didnt post any list. Yes facts will be facts. Kat is nothing without Salman her ex. You nonsense britishers or I guess her own PR is barking here wont change the truth. She is disgusting to abuse Indians who made her a star . What's was she in her own country ? What UK has given her?,

Pv be Indian. Respect Indians and post.

In UK she and her family were porn stars. She is an illegitimate child who doesn't know her father.

And your point is what? It’s obviously not a big deal in Bollywood as it’s full of casting couch, escorts etc so why target Katrina?

Good Lord, now she needs to be praised for changing her hair for a character she's playing? How stupid

Good Lord, now she needs to be praised for changing her hair for a character she's playing? How stupid

for your information katrina is naturally fair, if her father is kashmiri and her mother is British (white)what do you expect.

For your knowledge Katrina is not naturally fair. ,her father is NOT Kashmiri .its a lie by her. Confirmed by many including those who brought her to India.. are you saying her teenage and older pictures where she is dark ,are lying? Kat is DARK period

Pv post this truth.

Copy cat copied kangana's hairstyle.

Katrina over active PR.

Katrina ruined this hairdo. It's a bug no no. Only kangana and preity rock such hairstyle.

Since no one is looking her hair and it doesnt suit her all ,so she made her PR to talk about it. Lol

This stylist is her PR and also her rakhi brother.

Well said!!

The film has FLOP written all over

When all actresses are on skin whitening and fairness photoshopping drive, why does she want to get dark??

Katrina too is on skin lightening and fairness photoshopping drive. She is not fair at all. Even her teenage and older younger days pic (see it specially boom, one with ghadffi her so called no makeup look etc) proves she isn't fair. Infact many times her face is white but legs and hands are dark.
So stop singling out other actresses. Kat is not fair either.

Truth should be posted

thats the silliest easy i ever read

You are the most delusional and blind person ever it's an undeniable fact with solid evidences
Accept it or not.

Oh Salman please. Enough is enough. This selfish bitch's overactive PR damaging all the movies, please stop working with her. Actors are actors and they all should be in different shapes, should have different hair colors or hair styles, should wear different clothes to live the role and all of them doing these all around the world. I haven't seen such useless praises about them. This is just a curled hair god damn it! Please fuck off from our lives!

who is asking you read her articles, dont come to her page and increase your BP by posting soo much hatred, Kat is least bothered about you and her fans doesnt care about you, go back your fav pages

Does someone ask about your opinion?, stop posting hate comments on our favourites posts. Kat and her fans bothered about everything . Your comments here proves my point. Stay to your fav pages and stop posting hate and nasty comments on our favourites. Got it.

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