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If you believe the latest buzz, Ranbir Kapoor, who has gained over 13 kilos to play actor Sanjay Dutt in a biopic, told media that he’s ‘never put on so much weight before.’ Ranbir, 34, looks noticeably heavier now and was asked about his extra kilos at an event in Mumbai. “It has been an inspiring journey for me to be playing Sanjay Dutt for the silver screen. I have never put on so much weight before and now plan to reduce some weight for the next phase of shooting,” Ranbir said.
The biopic of Sanjay Dutt is being made under the stewardship of Rajkumar Hirani, who directed the actor in the Munna Bhai films and also cast him in a small role in 2014 film PK, which released while Mr Dutt was serving a jail term. “It’s amazing to be working with a director like Rajkumar Hirani,” said Ranbir (who had a cameo in PK). The film will track Sanjay Dutt’s life and career starting from when he was 22 and making his debut as a Bollywood hero in 1981 film Rocky.
Ranbir Kapoor will be transforming himself to play Mr Dutt at varying stages – as a lean young actor, as his beefier older self, and after his stint in rehab. It’s been challenging. Kunal Gir, who trained actor Rana Daggubati for Baahubali, is in charge of Ranbir’s look and has revealed that the 13 kilos the actor has put on is mostly muscle. Ranbir’s diet has been changed to include more vegetables, he works out for an hour-and-a-half every day, and wakes up at 3 am to down a protein shake.