Actors who played the role of ‘dwarf’ man before SRK



Web Desk: Since the release of Zero’s teaser, people have been so obsessed about Shah Rukh Khan’s challenging role of dwarf man. There is no doubt that the actor has taken up to add an extra edge to his role.

To make things more real, the makers have used techonology to enhance SRK’s character. According to the report of Mid-day, “The makers will not superimpose SRK’s face on a vertically challenged actor. They will shoot using Forced Perspective, a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It will make SRK look shorter,”

But here we remind you that beside SRK there are few actors who went an extra mile and played a similar role in past.

Kamal Haasan

kamal haasan in appu raja


Tamil actor Kamal Haasan  played the role of vertical man in 1989 movie Apoorva Sagodharargal, in which he got down on his knees to bring authenticity. Kamal wore a special shoes to cover his knees and for the side angle shots a trench was dug up to cover up the actor’s legs from the feet to knees.

Anumpam Kher

anupam kher as a dwarf in jaaneman


Anumpam Kher also played the role of dwarf in 2006 release “Jaan-e-Mann. According to the reports, he had to walk and dance on his knees for forty days. As a result of which he was suffered from lower back pain.

Jonny Lever


Comedian actor Jonny Lever played the similar role in 2001 release Aashiq, in which a fat man falls on Jonny and his height gets shortened.

Source: Indianexpress