Iranian series ‘Martyred Bakeri Siblings’ has unveiled the makeup tests for the characters of Hadi Hejazifar’s show.
The series, directed by Hejazifar, is a seven-episode series about real-life Martyr Mehdi Bakeri and his brother Hamid, who lost their life during the Sacred Defense against the foreign-backed forces of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein in the 1980s.
Hejazifar will himself play the role of Mehdi Bakeri, who was the commander of the 31st Ashura Division during Iraq’s imposed war on Iran.
Some 7,000 people applied to take part in the series, 80 of which – who bore a resemblance to those martyred during two operations in the Sacred Defense- were shortlisted and only 40 were eventually selected to play main and supporting roles in the series.
Iran’s renowned makeup artist Shahram Khalaj is responsible for the make-up design of the series’ characters.
The series’ makers shared makeup tests for the roles which will be played by some of the young actors.