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We hear Shruti Haasan will next be seen playing a feisty Punjabi girl in her upcoming movie Behen Hogi Teri opposite Rajkummar Rao. To get into the skin of the character, the actress who is known to be a fitness freak had to pile on at least 8 kilos. Yes, you heard it right. Talking to a leading tabloid, Shruti said, “Given the family and background that my character Binny Arora comes from, it was essential that she looks fuller. Thankfully, gaining weight paid off, given the amazing response our trailer received.”
A source was quoted saying by the same tabloid, “Shruti’s character belongs to a food-loving family. She was asked to gain weight to fit the role. Given that Shruti has always been a fitness freak, this was new for her, but she was willing to take up the challenge.”The source further added that Shruti also changed her exercise programme to facilitate the weight gain. “She cuts down on her Pilates and weight training regime, and chose to focus on cardiovascular workouts of low intensity,” added the source.
The actress, however, resumed her fitness regime to lose that extra weight immediately after completing the shoot for the movie. “I made sure I lost all the weight, maybe more, especially since I was to start combat training for Sangamithra (Sundar C’s period drama) later,” said Shruti. Rajkummar and Shruti will be seen sharing screen space for the first time in the movie. Behen Hogi Teri is all set to hit the theatres on May 26, 2017.