Meet the Mastermind responsible for 'Padmaavat’s Royal Historic Makeup- Preetisheel Singh


The much-hyped period drama Padmaavat is known for grandeur and historic splendour. The credit for the royal appearance of the actors goes to the National award-winning makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh. Even before the movie hit the silver screen, a storm of controversies surrounded the entire star cast. Needless to say, Preetisheel also felt agitated by the protests and controversies plotted against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, she believed that her work will speak volumes after the movie is released. Hence, she remained silent. Her silence and hard-work paid off! 

Preetisheel received ‘National Film Award for Best Makeup’ for pre-Mughal epic Nanak Shah Fakir.

Here are the details and useful information about the very talented makeup & hair designer Preetisheel Singh. A perfect blend of innovation and invention in her work that makes her a class apart.   

"It broke my heart witnessing all the turmoil the film was going through. So I had decided, I will only speak about it when the labour of work met success," gushes Preetisheel who was responsible for designing the looks for every A-list celebrity such as Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

 "I cannot even imagine how Bhansali Sir would have coped up with the storm. My admiration for him has increased manifold," she quips.

 Preetisheel: Dedication to work

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Preetisheel brings to life the fictional characters with her prosthetic makeup and spell-binding makeup and hairstyles. She is a genius when it comes to execution of plans as desired by directors. However, she shares this time her work was quite challenging despite her gifted skills. Preetisheel is ever-ready to work hard while bringing innovation to the table. What works for her is the fact that she has keen eye for aesthetics which allows detail-oriented work to come to fruition in the best way possible. 

Understanding the Characters

padmaavat's makeup artist preetisheel

As Preetisheel read the script and grasped the characters such as behaviour, she pictured the whole environment of the era they grew up in, their personality, preferences, likes and dislikes etc. Working with a visionary like Bhansali proves to be a learning experience to another level. 

"There's a lot of study that went into getting under the skin of every character. Post this, I went through my look-references and finally came up with something that would equally excite the director and the actors. I was thrilled when Bhansali Sir finalized the looks."

Hard-work behind Padmaavat

padmaavat's makeup artist preetisheel

After the audience saw the movie, they were mesmerized by the breath-taking look of characters and how each of them leaves a long-lasting impact on their minds. After the tremendous success of the movie and critical acclaim, Preetisheel is feeling a sense of joy and contentment as all the hard-work paid off, eventually.  

Praiseworthy achievements 

padmaavat's makeup artist preetisheel

 Preetisheel has many feathers in her cap to be proud of as she has received immense appreciation for her work with actors in a variety of movies like Bajirao Mastani, Haider, Brothers, Rangoon, Mom, Shivaay, Parched, Hawaizaada, Talwar, Finding Fanny, Housefull 3, Ghayal Once Again, the Tamil film 24 along with the pre-Mughal historical epic named Nanak Shah Fakir that won her the 'National Film Award for Best Makeup'.

Preetisheel's upcoming movies are the Rishi Kapoor-Amitabh Bachchan- starrer 102 Not Out, Sunny Deol's son Karan Deol's debut film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Vikramaditya Motwane's Bhavesh Joshi and the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Thackeray to cite a few names. 

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