Sushant Singh Rajput loses weight to play Bengali detective

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Dec 03, 2013 17:01 IST

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will play the title role of a young Bengali detective in Dibakar Banerjee’s next, is busy preparing for the part. The actor is apparently aiming to lose over eight kilos for the film called Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.

“Sushant has been working out for two to three hours at the gym every day. Over the past four months, he has already lost four kilos and he plans to lose the same amount over the next couple of months before he starts shooting for the film. So he will be around eight kilos lighter by that time,” says an insider from Sushant’s gym located in Andheri (W).

This movie will be set in war-torn Kolkata (then Calcutta) of 1942. It follows one of the first cases solved by a twenty-something Byomkesh, who is fresh out of college, and is “an adventurous, young, and thrill-loving youth who wants to be a detective.”

“Sushant has always had a chiselled frame. But for this role, he will need to look lanky and much younger, which is why he needs to lose some fat and muscle,” adds the source.

Incidentally, after wrapping up this film, Sushant might have to reverse the muscle-loss process as Shekhar Kapur’s Paani requires him to have a fuller physique. Despite repeated attempts, Sushant couldn’t be reached for comment.

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