Vicky Kaushal who met with an accident when shooting the first schedule for ‘Udham Singh’, was left with a fractured cheek bone. The scar which is still visible, will now be incorporated as part of the character’s look.
Reported by Mid-Day, the makers have decided to showcase the scar instead of covering it up with make-up. “The original story collated by historians suggests that Udham Singh had suffered a gash on his arm during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Only 10 days before the film rolled in Russia on April 29, Vicky met with the accident that left him with a fractured cheekbone. He had to get 13 stitches. When he reported to the set in Russia, Shoojit and the team decided to use the scar prominently instead of hiding it with makeup. They felt that a facial scar, instead of one on the arm, would serve well as a reminder of that fateful day to the protagonist and depict his anguish more strongly. So, it worked out well for the film’s first look.”
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, ‘Udham Singh’ is based on the life of the revolutionary freedom fighter, and is slated to release in 2020.