Press Trust of India
April 30, 2012 21:15 IST
Actor Ranvir Shorey gained 20 kilos
to play the protagonist in Rajat Kapoor's upcoming film
The film, which also stars Gul Panag, Purab Kohli, Neil
Bhoopalam and Gunjan Bakshi in lead roles will hit the
theatres on May 4.
"For Fatso I had to gain 15-20 kilos. Initially it was
needed to gain the weight as we couldn't afford prosthetics
and make up around chin, neck and arms. I did wear a fat suit
for the body but the face too needed to look proportionate," Ranvir said.
"Although it was a health risk, I went ahead. In fact,
I've even got high blood pressure due to the weight I put on
suddenly. If it hadn't been Rajat Kapoor's film, maybe I
wouldn't have done it. It's my third film with Rajat and
that's why I have implicit faith in him," the 39-year-old
The actor also said that he practised Kalaripayattu, a
martial art form that was born in Kerala for over a year to
shed the weight.
"Gaining weight wasn't tough, losing it was for which I
have worked really hard. For almost a year I practiced
Kalaripayattu to shed the flab," Shorey added.
The film has been included in various International Film
Festivals including South Asian Film Festival in New York,
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and Shanghai International