National Award-winner Preetisheel Singh’s Da Makeup Lab launches makeup contest amid Lockdown

Bollywood’s premier makeup and prosthetic studio Da Makeup Lab, that is responsible for looks created in films like Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Chhichhore, 102 Not Out, Thackeray, Bala, Housefull 4 and many more, launched a makeup contest amid the Corona crisis.

“Post the lockdown, there were a huge number of inquiries coming in about learning makeup and prosthetic, so we thought, why not let people nurture their creativity in this time of isolation,” says Preetisheel Singh, who runs the makeup and prosthetic outfit in Versova, Mumbai.

“The motive of having this competition is to raise spirits during this time. People tend to be more motivated when there is something positive to look forward to when these troubled times end,” she points out.

Called the SFX Makeup Contest, the theme of this online competition is ‘trauma’ (bruised and battered look). It gives a chance to makeup lovers to not only utilize their time during the Coronavirus lockdown, but even win an opportunity to learn from the best. Because three of its top winners will get a chance to attend a workshop with the National Award-winning Preetisheel Singh a few weeks after the lockdown is completely relaxed.]

As per a source at Da Makeup Lab, people have already started responding and are excited about creating looks. The source quips, “We have had a few people even messaging us and asking if they could send in multiple entries, and we say, of course, why not.”

Padmaavat, 102 Not Out makeover wiz in high demand for Southern films

The South-Indian film industry is often considered to have more finesse than Bollywood. It is often said that many Southern movies are technically savvier than Bollywood flicks. Thus a lot of South directors and other technicians are sought after in the Hindi film industry, but not the other way round.

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But that’s not the case National Award-winning makeup and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh is witnessing. Ever since her work received critical acclaim in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, Preetisheel has been getting loads of offers to handle the looks of artistes from Southern industry.

 

Currently busy with handling the makeup and prosthetic for the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Thackeray (the film on the legendary Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray), the makeover wiz has accepted famous Tamil actor Ataharvaa Murali’s movie Boomerang in the South.

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It can be noted here that Preetisheel’s work had garnered tremendous praise for another Tamil superhit 24 earlier. Her next Bollywood film to hit the screen would be the much-awaited Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out directed by Umesh Shukla. Its promos and songs, including Badumbaa and Bachche Ki Jaan Loge Kya are already a rage.

Preetisheel Singh working on Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor's look on the sets of 102 Not Out.

Meanwhile, Nanak Shah Fakir which won Preetisheel a National Award (she designed the looks for all the characters in the movie) has re-released amid controversy.

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And as if all this is not enough, the lady’s work will soon be seen in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi Superhero starring Harshvardhan Kapoor. Its teaser has just released, revealing Harshvardhan’s look as a vigilante and it’s been the talk of the town. What more can Preetisheel ask for!

 

Makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh reveals trade secrets

 

Got a video interview done for my PR client Preetisheel Singh on Chetna Vasishth’s ChetChat. Makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Preetisheel reveals a lot that goes behind the scenes in transforming actors into characters.

 

 

Padmaavat make-up and prosthetics expert in Eenadu

Got an my PR client, National-Award winning make-up and prosthetics specialist Preetisheel Singh, featured in India’s undisputed No.1 Telugu newspaper Eenadu today. Her work for Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is creating waves.

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PR client Preetisheel Singh featured in Mumbai Mirror

Got a feature done for PR client Preetisheel Singh in Mumbai Mirror. The National Award winner for make-up and prosthetics is pure magic for Bollywood flicks.

Preetisheel Singh in Mumbai Mirror

REVEALED: The magical hands behind Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s transformation in Mom!

Preetisheel Singh with Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the sets of Mom.

When Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s bald look for the movie Mom was revealed, the media and fans went ga-ga over it. So stunning and convincing was his artistic makeover, he was almost unrecognizable in pics of his special appearance character from the Sridevi Kapoor-Akshaye Khanna starrer. But not many are aware of the secret magical hands behind this overwhelming transformation.

Preetisheel Singh working on Nawazuddin Siddiqui's bald look on the sets of Mom.

So here we go. Nawazuddin’s make-up, hair and prosthetics (sculpting, molding and casting techniques to create advanced cosmetic effects) have been done by none other than National Award winner Preetisheel Singh.

 

Though the lady has preferred to stay relatively low-profile in the media, Bollywood knows she is no ordinary artisan. Preetisheel excels in everything in the field of make-up — from beauty, character design, tattoos, body painting to high fashion. Quietly, she has also been a pioneer in setting up a prosthetics make-up effects lab in India.

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After bagging the ‘National Film Award for Best Make-Up’ for Sartaj Singh Pannu’s pre-Mughal historical Punjabi epic Nanak Shah Fakir, this whiz of makeovers has worked on various artistes in films such as Bajirao Mastani, Haider, Brothers, Rangoon, Parched, Talwar, Ghayal Once Again, Hawaizaada, Finding Fanny, Housefull 3, Shivaay and the Tamil film 24.

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Her range of work doesn’t end here! Coming up are varied characters in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, Sunny Deol’s Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi and Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out. That’s a lot of professional styling with her busy brush strokes.