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.

Padmaavat, Chhichhore character designer creates artificial eye for lady

National Award-winning character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza who has designed varied characters for film stars in movies such as Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, Housefull 4, Thackeray, Bala, 102 Not Out, Andhadhun and Chhichore, recently helped out a lady with a missing eye. Preetisheel created a silicon eye for the lady’s appearance, as a gesture of goodwill.

Sharing some interesting images on social media, Preetisheel wrote, “There are moments like these which give us utmost satisfaction and joy, doing what we do… Like creating an artificial eye for Orbital Prosthesis for a lady with a missing eye. Prosthetics go beyond film sets and actors. Blessed to have such gratifying experiences with our work.”

Character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza designs artificial silicon eye.

Apparently, The hardest part of making an eye prosthetic is the iris, as it needs to resemble a person’s healthy eye as much as possible. This is hard to achieve with conventional methods of manufacturing.

Preetisheel has earlier designed characters for various actors in very prominent Bollywood as well as Southern films. Apart from being the No. 1 hair, makeup and prosthetic character designer in Bollywood, she runs India’s premier outfit Da Makeup Lab along with her partner husband Mark D’Souza. The lab’s building is a landmark in the posh Versova locality of Mumbai.

Character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza.

After Preetisheel’s recent gesture of creating the prosthetic eye, executives at Da Makeup Lab are also mulling over the idea of venturing into medical prosthetics in the near future.

It can be noted here that Preetisheel’s was recently featured by international website USA Newshour among the top best 5 makeup and prosthetic designers in the world, along with Hollywood stalwarts such as Kazu Hiro, Christian Tinsley, Jordu Schell and Neill Gorton. Also, she was the only woman featured in this top list of world-famous makeup and prosthetic designers.