Mumbai: John Abraham would do anything to get into the skin of his character. For Nagesh Kukunoor’s film Aashayein, Abraham has lost more than 16 kgs for his character Rahul Sharma.
Rahul Sharma is a compulsive gambler who, on his bet of his life, loses everything in life. He goes through a rough patch emotionally and gets dejected with life.
Kukunoor wanted John Abraham to lose weight as the film progressed and wanted to look his healthy self in the beginning, leaving little time for the actor to lose weight.
As a fitness freak, Abraham took this up as a challenge to see if he would be able to achieve losing 16 kgs gradually to become his lean self. Laughs Abraham, "Actually when I set out to achieve a weight loss for my character I didn’t know that eventually I would lose more than 16 kgs, more than anybody would have imagined… today I can empathize a lot with people who want to lose weight as it is not an easy task."