Preetisheel School of Character Design holds successful workshop on prosthetics, makeup and hair

The Preetisheel School of Character Design, founded by renowned character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza, has successfully conducted its first workshop on prosthetics, makeup and hair. The workshop, which was held at the school’s campus in Mumbai’s Versova locality, aimed to teach the students various tricks and techniques about prosthetics and makeup.

Preetisheel Singh D’souza, who is India’s No.1 character designer, has designed the looks for some of the topmost actors in the Indian film industry. She has also handled the makeup and prosthetics for successful movies such as Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Pushpa: The Rise, Mom, Bala, Mulk, Andhadhun, Haider, Rangoon, Romeo Akbar Walter, Bachchhan Paandey, Bunty Aur Babli 2, Chup: Revenge of the Artist and the southern movies 24 and Master.

Preetisheel is a National Award-winner for best makeup and runs the country’s premier makeup and prosthetic studio called Da Makeup Lab along with her partner-husband Mark D’souza.

The workshop focused on various aspects of prosthetics, makeup and hair, including wig making, bald caps, aging and character makeup. The students were taught the art of creating realistic-looking prosthetics, as well as the use of prosthetic pieces to create various effects such as scars, burns and wounds. The workshop also provided hands-on training to the students, giving them an opportunity to practice and perfect their skills.

The workshop was a huge success, with students hailing from various parts of the country attending the course. The students were thrilled with the techniques and tricks they learned, and many of them expressed their gratitude to Preetisheel and her team for providing them with such an amazing opportunity.

Speaking about the success of the workshop, Preetisheel said, “We are delighted with the response we have received from the students. Our aim was to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to create realistic-looking characters using prosthetics and makeup. We are happy that the students have learned a lot from the workshop and are looking forward to putting their new skills to use.”

The Preetisheel School of Character Design is committed to providing world-class education in the field of character design, prosthetics and makeup. With experienced instructors and state-of-the-art facilities, the school aims to train the next generation of character designers, prosthetic experts and makeup specialists. The success of the first workshop is a testament to the school’s commitment to excellence and its mission to provide the best education possible to its students.

Character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza conducts Masterclass for Lakme Academy

India’s leading National Award-winning character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza recently conducted a Masterclass for Lakme Academy powered by Aptech. The Masterclass covered topics such as character design, prosthetic makeup and SFX makeup within the cosmetology, skin, hair, make-up, nail art, manicure and pedicure disciplines.

Preetisheel spoke about the importance of minute details, such as hair, texture, scars, beards, moustaches and more. She also shared some secrets about makeup and character design and how she created the desired looks for topline actors and actresses in the entertainment industry and as per the requirements of filmmakers.

Along with her team, she demonstrated the start-to-end application process of creating a monkey-faced man, leaving the students awestruck. She also demonstrated how to create bruises and swelling on the face, outlining the minute details and the do’s and don’ts while doing makeup.

For the record, Preetisheel Singh D’souza and her partner-husband, Mark D’souza, run Da Makeup Lab, India’s No.1 makeup, hair and prosthetic studio based in the high-profile Versova locality of Mumbai.

The studio has launched the Preetisheel School of Character Design, which specializes in teaching special effects makeup. The school’s next batch is to commence in April and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of makeup, such as creating scars, cuts, wounds, burns and more. The goal is to impart education on character design, prosthetic makeup and SFX throughout India.

Da Makeup Lab has carried out character designs for many successful movies, including Padmaavat, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Mom, Chhichhore, Bala, Mulk, Andhadhun, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Haider, Rangoon, Romeo Akbar Walter, Bunty Aur Babli 2, Bachchhan Paandey, Chup: Revenge of the Artist and Pushpa: The Rise. The lab is now working on Pushpa’s sequel titled Pushpa: The Rule, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s web-series Heeramandi coming soon on Netflix.

The Masterclass was a huge success and is expected to have added to the reputation of Lakme Academy powered by Aptech for providing professional courses in various disciplines related to the beauty industry.

Preetisheel looking forward to Gangubai Kathiawadi, Bachchan Pandey and Pushpa: The Rise

When it comes to makeup and prosthetics in Bollywood, she has been the undisputed leader from many years. Having won the National Award for best makeup and prosthetics, character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza has handled challenging look transformations for many movies such as Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, 102 Not Out, Housefull 4, Mom and Chhichhore.

Her studio Da Makeup Lab, which she runs with her partner-husband Mark D’souza, has emerged the number one outfit for makeup and prosthetic requirements in the entertainment industry.

In spite of the pandemic, Preetisheel had managed to give us some of her best work in the last two years. While Vijay-starrer Master broke major Southern box-office records, the various looks she designed for Divya Agarwal for the web series Cartel won her rave reviews.

Her work for the varied looks of Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh in Bunty Aur Babli 2 have been the talk of the town.

Apart from this, Chhichhore, which had won our hearts with the young and old looks created by Preetisheel, has bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.

But that’s not all! Preetisheel also gathered praise designing transformational looks for Ranbir Kapoor in advertisements, for Southern superstar Nagarjuna for his movie Wild Dog, as well as for a stunning promo with him of the Telugu Bigg Boss.

And as if all this is not enough, the makeover specialist will showcase her talent once again with three new movies soon — Gangubai Kathiawadi, Bachchan Pandey and Pushpa: The Rise (Part 1). There is no stopping this lady. Her accomplishments are like a never-ending marathon.

Media raves about Divya Agarwal’s Cartel character transformations by Preetisheel Singh D’souza

Compares them with Hrithik Roshan’s look transformations

The news media is going ga-ga over the various character transformations of Divya Agarwal for the web series Cartel. Designed by character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza of Da Makeup Lab, the various looks show the Bigg Boss OTT winner in different stunning avatars.

An article in Desi Martini praises the looks to great heights saying, “The actress seems to have recreated Hrithik Roshan’s Doom 2 shape-shifting success with her role in Cartel.”

It notes that in one of the transformations into an old man, one “can hardly tell it’s her, thanks to the amazing prosthetics, and in another, she’s a cleaning lady, eons away from what she looks like in real life.”

Recently, Divya shared a time-lapse video of her transformation, diligently being done by makeup and prosthetic specialists of Da Makeup Lab which specialises in hair, makeup and prosthetics, having its landmark base in the high-end Versova locality of Mumbai.

Along with the video, the actress penned a long note saying, “This is how I spent my birthday on 4th December 2019, friends and family were waiting for me at home for celebrations and I was just so proud to start Cartel on that day! This was the cast for my prosthetic makeup, took nearly 2 hours with all my senses blocked except for my nose! I was calm, composed and yet my heart was jumping! There were calls flowing in continuously for birthday wishes, I wanted to scream and share this good news but I couldn’t! somewhere I knew my birthday gift was special that year, it was my last birthday celebration with my dad and I told him I’m doing a web series of your favourite genre and he was very happy.”

Divya plays an assassin in the crime thriller which has been released on Alt Balaji. The series has garnered a very high 8.9 out of 10 rating on IMDb.

Preetisheel rocks as Pushpa rages

Character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza is one hell of an achiever. As if Bollywood megahits like Padmaavat, Housefull 4, Chhichore and the South blockbuster Master were not enough, the hair, makeup and prosthetic wiz has once again stunned us with her work in Southern actor Allu Arjun-starrer Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1.

In the first of two cinematic parts, the film’s plot is based on the red sanders smuggling in the Seshachalam Hills of the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The look Preetisheel has designed for Allu Arjun has held not only her fans, but even her detractors spellbound.

The scruffy hair, the dark skintone, thick eyebrows and an unkempt-looking beard — all goes so very well with the carefree rustic character. It all adds to the feel of the raw intensity action role he is playing in Pushpa. The Icon Star, as he is famously called, Allu Arjun carries off the intense character with ease. And that is clearly visible in the recent song Jaago Jaago Bakre which has come up on YouTube.

Anyone who has heard and seen this number and the frenzy that it is building up, knows that Pushpa is on its way to get a thunderous box-office initial.

The first part of Pushpa is scheduled to release in December 2021, with the second part in 2022, in Telugu along with dubbed versions in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada languages. Written and directed by Sukumar, the film co-stars Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna, while the music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad.

Meanwhile, Preetisheel is currently working on her forthcoming projects like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hiramandi and South star Vikram-starrer Cobra, while Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and YRF’s Bunty Aur Babli 2 are readying for release soon. The rest of 2021 and even 2022 looks glorious for this makeup and prosthetics supertalent.