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Randeep Hooda: I don’t worry about body transformation, as I choose to sign the film

Actor Randeep Hooda talks about undergoing constant physical changes for his on-screen characters, and what makes him so comfortable.

bollywood Updated: May 26, 2017 18:54 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Randeep Hooda,Sarbjit,Do Lafzo Ki Kahani
Randeep Hooda lost 18kg for his role in Sarbjit (2016).

Actor Randeep Hooda has always caught attention for undergoing extreme body transformation. The actor lost 18 kg for his role in the film Sarbjit (2016), and later beefed up to play the role of a fighter in his film Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (2016). However, the actor is quite comfortable undergoing physical transformations, and he says it does not stress him at all.

“I am not overtly worried about this because I signed up for it when the film came to me and it is my choice. I can choose not to do the role and I can choose to just walk through the role and change my hairstyle, clothes and stuff,” says Randeep, who has been a part of films such as Heroine (2012), Highway (2014) and Sultan (2016).

The actor asserts that the excitement of living a character is bigger than anything else for him. “Undergoing changes is a matter of [health] concern but for me it’s all about the experience. In Sarbjit, I wanted to experience starvation, confinement and isolation, so I prepared for that. I could connect more with the role when I knew how that person would feel in difficult situations.”

As for his upcoming film, Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, Randeep adds, “I had to prepare as a prize fighter for this one. I went to the gym two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening and I ate a lot. I had to bulk up and yet look fit at the same time. So, in one role food had to stay away from me and for the other, food used to call out to me. By the end of it all, if the final look of the role comes out well, all the hard work which goes into it is worth it.”

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First Published: May 26, 2017 18:53 IST