Vivek Oberoi is already prepping to play the role of former underworld don, Muthappa Rai, in his forthcoming gangster drama. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film needs Vivek to look like Rai, and therefore he is will transform his body to look lean in some portions of the film, and overweight in the rest.
The actor will start shooting for the movie soon, and will put on approximately 10kg for the older look. For some of the sequences, he will shed 18kg to achieve the younger frame.
A source close to the actor informs, “Vivek will shortlist nutritionists and trainers to help him with his body transformation since it has to be done under expert supervision. In order to attain the required physique, he will also follow an intense workout regime and a special customised diet suggested by the nutritionists.”
Ask Vivek about the changes he is putting his body through, and he says, “Yes, I will need to undergo a full body transformation for the role. In a movie, based on a real life person, you need to look like the character, so people can relate to you. I do not encourage losing and gaining weight as a lifestyle example, but I’m doing it as that is what the character demands. But, I always advise people to be healthy and stay fit.”