Siddharth Malhotra gets 'elf-look' at New Zealand's Weta Workshop


Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra who has been updating his fans about his activities and experiences about his visit to New Zealand has shared about his recent meeting with the legendary Sir Richard Taylor during his visit to world famous Weta Workshop in New Zealand.

Siddharth, a fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies,  was excited to meet the five-time Oscar winning make-up artist who is famous for his work in film series. Taylor shared his views on filmmaking, prosthetics and visual effects with the ‘Ek Villain’ actor, during their meeting on Monday October 12.

Siddharth who had revealed that he would like to play the character of Argon in Hindi remake of the popular trilogy, posted a picture of him sporting an ‘elf look’ on his Instagram page.

“My elf look from Lord of the rings thanks to @wetaworkshop maybe play Legolas in the next part what say? #SidNZ @purenewzealand #great #makeover #warrior #epic #Movie,” he captioned the picture.

Make-up artists at Weta worked on Siddharth’s look and transformed him into an elf with pointed ears like that of Orlando Bloom in ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Taylor also gifted Siddharth Frodo Baggin's ring. The ring was obviously not the original one, but when he asked if it was the original, Taylor jokingly told his that he can tell his fans and friends back home that it is original.

The actor thanked Taylor and tweeted, “Thank u Sir Richard Taylor for creating Lord of the rings n  @WetaWorkshop n for Frodos Ring.”

Siddharth who has been appointed as the first Indian ambassador of Tourism New Zealand seems to be enjoying the perks of his latest designation on his maiden trip to the island nation.

He took part in adventure activities like sky-walking from Auckland’s tallest building, the Sky Tower, met with the country’s Prime Minister John Key and also held a screening of his latest Bollywood blockbuster ‘Brothers’ for his fans in the country.