Glamour is a necessary by-product of the film industry, so much so that there are no boundaries between their real personae and their on-screen avatars. Most heroes prefer to maintain the same image even off-screen, so the wig is a must!
Actor Nagarjuna maintains that his hair is real and that he doesn’t have any ‘balding’ problem. But sources close to him swear he went in for hair transplant.
Pawan Kalyan’s hair always looks the same, on screen and off the screen. And, it isn’t his natural hair!
Chiranjeevi, appears spruced up when he attends film functions, complete with wig and make-up. But for political meetings, he chooses to look ‘normal’.
Senior actor Rajendra Prasad, is rumoured to be almost bald — but you will always see him sporting thick hair!
Till few years back, senior actor Mohan Babu didn’t allow even photos to be taken when he stepped out without a wig and make-up. But now, the actor is comfortable with his natural look at public events.
The only superstar who is very comfortable stepping out without make-up and wig is Rajinikanth.
Yesteryears actor, the late Shoban Babu, considered one of Tollywood’s most handsome heroes, was taken aback when someone commented on his look post retirement. Rumour is that one lady said, “You don’t look like the hero Shoban Babu... you look so different now,” after which Shoban Babu stopped coming out!
If the actor doesn’t touch his hair in a press conference or any public meeting, he is definitely wearing a wig. Especially when the fans throw flowers and paper pieces, those actors who wear wigs feel very uncomfortable.
You can easily identify the big change either in their face or hair if you look at their initial films and present films.
Do you know what Tollywood celebrities talk when they meet at airports or at a holiday spot? They discuss about wigs! Where to find the good quality ones and also how to maintain them, so that they do not smell.