You have to admit, it's fairly unusual to see a non-glammed-up version of a Bollywood actress on a magazine cover.
Which is why Vidya Balan (yes, it's her!), who is on the cover of this month's edition of Filmfare, has caught our eye. Dressed up in a hat, a dark suit, and sporting a fake toothbrush moustache and a walking stick, Balan is, very obviously, paying tribute to Charlie Chaplin.
The cover image was tweeted out by Jitesh Pillaai, the magazine's editor.
— J (@jiteshpillaai) June 1, 2015
According to Pillaai, Balan wanted to pay tribute to several iconic yesteryear stars in a series of portraits shot by ace shutterbug Suresh Natarajan. The shoot was conceptualised and executed by Balan in conjunction with the Filmfare team. The other tributes, which will be featured in the issue, are similar ones to Kishore Kumar, Guru Dutt, and Raj Kapoor.
The June issue of Filmfare hits stands on Thursday.
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