Charmme Kaur sheds 11 kg for her Telugu film Jyothi Lakshmi
The South Indian actor Charmme Kaur, who plays a sex worker in forthcoming Telugu release Jyothi Lakshmi, lost about 11 kg for a curvaceous body to fit in the role.regional movies Updated: Jun 10, 2015 13:04 IST
The star system is Indian films is certainly on the decline. Actors across the prominent film industries are shedding their starry ways to fit into the demands of a role. Sometimes, it could mean making the smallest of efforts like shedding weight for a role -- the latest actor being Charmme Kaur.
The South Indian actor, who plays a sex worker in forthcoming Telugu release Jyothi Lakshmi, lost about 11 kg for a curvaceous body to fit in the role.
"It's a challenging role. I worked extremely hard and lost 11 kg. It's a strong woman-centric film and audiences will experience 'heroinism' for the first time," said Charmme.
She says there's no sexual content in the film.
"It's about a sex worker, but there'll be no sex. My character is very happy, fun-loving, naughty and romantic. There's absolutely no vulgarity," she said.
According to Charmme, Jyothi Lakshmi, which releases in theatres on Friday, is an 'unusual' love story.
"It's about a man who falls in love with a prostitute. How the woman changes for the man she loves and the impact her past has on their relationship is showcased in the film," she added.
Charmme Kaur is a prominent actor who works primarily in Telugu films.
"The kick I enjoyed as I producer was something I've never experienced in many years. This story was first narrated to me six years ago, but it took time to materialise. Puri suggested that I produce it. The opportunity helped me to understand the nitty-gritty of film production," she said.
In the film, Charmme rode a 500 cc Bullet motorcycle and describing the experience, she said: "As a youngster, I would ride my brother's bike when no one was at home. I'm mad about bikes. And when Puri suggested I have to ride a Bullet for a scene, it made me so excited."
It took just two rounds on the Bullet motorcycle for Charmme to ride it for the scene.
She says there are plans for a sequel.
"We decided on the idea for a sequel. Depending on the response to Jyothi Lakshmi, we'll take the call on making on the announcement about the sequel," she said.