Hi Dearfriends,

I Thought of sharing an interesting insight into the shooting of my upcoming film Panithuli in US.

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman’s personal makeup artiste Rose Hill did the makeup for me in the US stint of Panithuli.

I sport 2 completely different looks in my upcoming film Panithuli.
In the film, the story starts from chennai where the character shiva that i play is a very simple chennai boy. for the chennai stint of the shoot i dint use any makeup. we went with a completely raw look. i used to roam all around the city in the sun on a bike just to get tanned. even my body language and mannerisms were very local.

When the story moves to the US, the script demanded a radical change in the character. it was important that the character look very stylized and sauve.

Says director Natty Kumar “The image that I had in mind was that of a Hollywood Superstar. Once my producers were convinced, they went all out to achieve that. We flew in Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman’s personal make up artiste Rose hill from Los Angeles to do Ganesh’s makeup for the film. She completely designed his look in the film. From his makeup to different hair styles that he sports, she gave Ganesh the ‘Hollywood Look’ which I had in mind”.

Well I am more than happy and the feedback that i have got for the makeover has been awesome.

warm regards
Ganesh Venkatram


kumar srinivas
photo/video journalist