After Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali repeated Preetisheel Singh for Padmaavat. She designed the looks of all the main starcast including Ranveer Singh (as the evil ruler Alauddin Khilji), Deepika Padukone (as the legendary queen Padmavati) and Shahid Kapoor (as the Rajput ruler Ratan Singh). Viewers and film critics alike, have been awestruck with the results, with Preetisheel emerging the undisputed No.1 make-up, hair and prosthetic designer in the film industry.
Videos of look tests during the making of Padmaavat:
She has worked on Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s look earlier too in the movie Mom, where her make-up and prosthetic work was highly appreciated.
She has also done the make-up and prosthetic for actors in films like Shivaay, Haider, Hawaizaada, Housefull 3, Rangoon, Brothers, Talwar, Finding Fanny, Parched, Ghayal Once Again, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero and the Tamil/Hindi film 24.
She received the ‘National Film Award for Best Makeup’ for the pre-Mughal historical epic Nanak Shah Fakir based on the life of Guru Nanak, wherein she designedthe looks for all the characters in the movie. The film has recently re-released through Viacom18 Motion Pictures amid controversy.
Preetisheel’s work of creating believable ghost-figures for the recent horror film House Next Door has also been praised a lot. The film, which released in three languages (as House Next Door in Hindi, as Aval in Tamil and Gruham in Telugu) garnered critical acclaim and once again earned a lot of positive reviews for her work.
Preetisheel also received a lot of acclaim once again, for her work in the film 102 Not Out directed by Umesh Shukla. Shedesigned the looks for Amitabh Bachchan as a 102-year-old man, as well as for Rishi Kapoor playing his 75-year-old son. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrks9Zu0f1w
More recently, she received abundant praise once again for working on Rishi Kapoor’s look of a devout Muslim in Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk. https://bit.ly/2zvKG5a
After a success hattrick with Padmaavat, 102 Not Out and Mulk, shehas also begun receiving a lot of offers down South. She is handling the make-up and prosthetic for the upcoming Tamil film Boomerang, where she is working on the looks for famous Tamil actor Ataharvaa Murali.
Preetisheel has created the look for Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s in Thackeray… the biopic being made on Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray. The film is scheduled for a January 2019 release.
Coming up next is the look of Vivek Anand Oberoi in and as PM Narendra Modi. The first look poster of the film was recently released, generating a lot of discussion and debate in mainstream as well as social media.
Preetisheel is also working on John Abraham-starrer Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) directed by Robbie Grewal, Kangana Ranaut-starrer Panga directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Salman Khan-starrer Bharat directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, and Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore with an ensemble lead cast.
Shehas also set up India’s first make-up and prosthetic lab called Da Makeup Lab and her goal is to bring standards of make-up and prosthetic in India at par with Hollywood.