There was a time when TV actors only cared about appearing on screen and delivering their lines. Neither the makers nor the actors themselves paid much attention to the costumes and make up.
But things have changed. Today’s television actors give a lot of importance to their get up and costumes. Take the example of Mohit Raina, who plays Lord Shiva in Life OK’s ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’. Mohit spends at least one hour every day to get in Lord Shiva’s get up. His look includes a wig, leopard printed garb, snake around the neck and rudraksh necklaces and bracelets.
Mohit finds the routine very cumbersome, but understands that in order to look authentic, his look has to be perfect in each episode. Mohit’s co-star Sonarika Bhadoria is not far behind either. Her look was very carefully decided by the designers.
Another example of authentic look in TV serials is Narayani Shastri. She plays Gulabia in Zee TV’s ‘Phir Subah Hogi’. The look demands a low-key hair and make-up routine, but Narayani takes extra special care to look a natural and modest poor woman.
The effort and thought that goes into a look not only enhances the appearance of the actor on screen, but also contributes towards their performance; a fact that is more than evident from the above examples.