Mumbai: This is Shilpa Shetty's bald new avatar in her new movie 'The Desire'. The Indo-Chinese venture has her portraying the role of a monk.

But the actress hasn't really shaved her head, she went in for a prosthetic make-up, which would take about four hours to do every day.

The actress couldn't dream of losing her lustrous tresses for a role. The movie also stars Jaya Prada, Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar, and a Chinese actor Xia Yu.