BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Actor Joaquin Phoenix’s speeches at the Oscar, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards have impressed one and all. But his performance as failed comedian Arthur Fleck will stay deep and have influenced a lot of actors across the world, like TV actor Arun Mandola, who presently essays the character of Lakshman in Vighnaharta Ganesh.
So impressed was Arun about Joaquin’s version of Joker that he dressed himself as the Joker for a photo shoot. And he had spent nearly six to eight months on the shoot and met with 10-15 make-up artists to get the look right.
“I was very impressed when I saw the Joker teaser one year ago and at that time. I met with 10 to 15 makeup artists for this look. It was tough to emulate this character as it needed the right expressions and correct body language. Maybe it looks easy but I spent six to eight months on this shoot and then I realise how difficult for Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Philips to make this movie,” he says.
The actor is a big fan of the Philips’ Joker. “The story is about a person who can’t handle society pressure and becomes psycho. The subject was sensitive and unveiled many social truths. This is the reason that I choose to do this sensitive subject. It was my first experiment to make my folio different from the other photographers and other actors/models because I am bored of doing the same type of makeup, pictures, styling, expressions and so I choose my looks very carefully,” says the TV actor.
Apart from the Joker look, the actor has also emulated the fighter look, fashionista and professional look in his folio. “I am sure people will like it. I spent six months on my new folio. I have chosen all different looks. I also took an interest and decided on the kind of makeup and styling that we will do. It was quite challenging to do something different,” he says.