Harrison Ford has announced to the world that he will be undergoing a process of de-aging through special-effects in his next Indiana Jones film.
Indian superstars have been at it for some time now. In some films like Salman Khan’s Bharat and Aamir Khan’s Lal Singh Chadha the de-aging was done officially whereas in other cases the process has been carried unofficially. But the fact is a majority of the aging superstars are resorting to computerized de-aging not for their characters but for their own egoistic need to look much younger on screen.
Recently one of the Khan superstars made a guest appearance in a bio-pic. His entire look for the role was de-aged although there was no need for the superstar to look younger.
“It’s like the 45-plus actresses taking Botox. The male stars want to be de-aged on screen no matter what the age of their characters,” a celebrated director-producer informs me.