Shruti Haasan gained weight for her role and she explains why

Actor Shruti Haasan talks about why was it important to gain weight for her role of Binny in upcoming film Behen Hogi Teri.

bollywood Updated: May 10, 2017 16:28 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Shruti Haasan,Rajkummar Rao,Behen Hogo Teri
Actor Shruti Haasan gained few kilos to look like Punjabi girl in Lucknow.

Actors work hard to shed extra kilos to look leaner and fitter on screen but actor Shruti Haasan decided to gain some in order to look relatable for her role in upcoming film, Behen Hogi Teri.

“I think every character requires a certain look and vibe for it to be as real as possible. Given the family and background that Binny Arora was from, she needed to be slightly fuller and that’s why I had to gain the weight and thankfully it paid off given the amazing response our trailer got,” says Shruti, who will star alongside actor Rajkummar Rao in the film.

According to a source, “Shruti kept her look very fresh, clean and simple for this one and was even asked to gain some weight to fit in with the big happy family. Being someone who’s always been a fitness freak, this was new for her but she was willing to take up the challenge and pile one a few kilos. She changed her diet and made it more carb-heavy. She also altered her workout regime to a slightly lighter version.”

Actor Rajkummar Rao shared the first look of the film on his Twitter account:

Shruti eventually underwent immense training to shed the weight.

“Soon after the film shoot, I got back to my intense workout regime and made sure I lost all that weight and then some, especially since I was going to start my combat training prep for next film, Sangamithram,” she says.

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First Published: May 10, 2017 16:27 IST