MUMBAI: Ranvir Shorey had to gain a whopping 20 kilos to play the protagonist in ‘Fatso’ directed by Rajat Kapoor – a romantic-comedy packaged in with a calorie count.
Talking about how he prepared for the role Ranvir said, “For Fatso I had to gain 15-20 kilos. Initially it was needed to gain the weight as we couldn’t afford prosthetics make up around chin, neck and arms. I did wear a fat suit for the body but the face too needed to look proportionate. 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 actor then took to practicing 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” said Shorey.
‘Fatso’ slated to release on 4th May, also starsGul Panag, Purab Kohli, Neil Bhoopalam and Gunjan Bakshi.