American makeup artiste Mark Garbarino, who worked on Priyanka Chopra’s look for the Mary Kom biopic being produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and directed by Omung Kumar, says he’s not been paid for his time and effort. He sent us exclusive photos of what he has done to PC’s face…take a look!
Just when we were wondering if the makers of Priyanka Chopra’s new film on boxer Mary Kom’s life will resort to VFX or prosthetics to make the actor look like the Olympic medal winner, we discovered a fresh controversy about the movie. We received an email from a certain Mark Garbarino who claims to have worked on Priyanka’s look, using his makeup skills to transform the babe into a gal from Northeast India. And the gentleman is indeed most annoyed! But why?
The US-based makeup artiste tells us that he worked on PeeCee’s look to give her face that Oriental look, but hasn’t been paid yet. “After providing a couple Photoshop renderings for $325 USD, they (the makers of the movie) requested I meet the actress on April 7th at her Los Angeles hotel for a face cast and makeup tests. The process of creating a prosthetic requires the actor’s facial reproduction in order to sculpt a new look upon, and then this is molded and cast in a very expensive silicone material,” reads the email. From what we see in these pictures, Priyanka has been fitted with a prosthetic eyelid to suit her look for the movie.
The statement also complains that the makers of the movie have stopped responding to Mark’s calls or texts. “From April 7-14, I visited her three times, with different sculpted prosthetics, at the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel, and cordially performed a series of evolving Asian ethnic prosthetic eyelid looks. For the next 10 days, all at Blue Lotus refuse to discuss the matter of payment, which I reduced to $4,500 USD for my material expenses and labor. They are the legal property of Mark Garbarino, as no payment was ever made to me from an outside entity,” the email details.
Only two days back we told you how the makers of the biopic first decided to use prosthetics, but then settled on creating Priyanka’s look using special effects produced by Shahrukh Khan’s Red Chillies VFX. And we show you just what that is – or at least trials of PC’s appearance – with the exclusive pictures that Mark Garbarino has decided, in his anger, to leak. Is the film going to get into some trouble now over non-payment issues? We have to wait to find out more about that. For now, we wonder how the makers of the movie will respond to this ‘revealing’ story!