Most people address Mani Ratnam as Mani-sir. But what should a dutiful disciple of the celebrated director do when Ratnam asks him to shave his head?
Actor Nikhil Dwivedi found himself in this predicament when shooting a crucial scene for Ravana.
Ratnam, anxious to lend the character an authentic touch, suggested that Dwivedi, well, shave his pate.
Dwivedi was taken aback but soon recovered his composure and agreed to sacrifice his hair.
Now that's what we call an obedient student!