Bollywood is going bald this year with at least three movies on the same topic

  • There are at least four movies which are completely focused on the problem of baldness or hair loss.
  • The first movie to focus on baldness in 2019 was Gone Kesh starring Shwetha Tripath
  • Akshay Kumar also went bald in his latest song Shaitaan ka sala bala for the movie Housefull 4
Looks like Bollywood has developed a liking for a strange trend— baldness. There are at least three movies this year, the storyline where the protagonist suffers from hair loss.

So much so, makers of one of the films--Ujda Chaman staring Sunny Singh of Sony ki Tittu ki Sweety fame-- filed a legal case against the makers of Ayushman Khurana’s Bala. The trailers of both the films promises the same story of a single man’s losing fight with — premature baldness.

Amidst the melee, yet another movie with the same story line released, drawing little attention.


Gone Kesh starring Shwetha Tripathi also tells the story of a young girl Enakshi who wants to get married but unable to because of her a medical condition called alopecia — an autoimmune disorder that often results in hair loss. The film was released in March this year and reportedly earned ₹1.3 crores on the day of release.

But the real fight is between Bala and Ujda Chaman. Apart from the same plot, the look of two actors and dialogues are too similar to miss. Strangely both the films will hit the theatres within a gap of 24 hours.

Bala will release on November 7 — a week before its original schedule — while Ujda Chaman will hit the theatres a day later, on November 8.


Ujda Chaman’s director Abhisekh Pathak claims his film is an official remake of Ondu Motteya Kathe a 2017 Kannada movie. Bala’s director Amar Kaushik however stands strong on the originality of his film.

"I am away from all of this. I am doing a film, I am also getting to know that this film ('Bala') is kind of similar. Initially you feel like 'why and how is this happening?' but then you feel it's ok. He's playing his part, I am playing mine. We both are actors doing our jobs. I love him and I'm a fan of his acting," said Sunny Singh, the actor of Ujda Chaman.

As if this drama isn’t enough, Diwali release Housefull 4 also shows Akshay Kumar sporting a bald look. And the movie has enough bald jokes as well. Looks like Bollywood is obsessed with the bald and the beautiful.


(With inputs from PTI)