Rajkummar Rao has sported very different looks in his films. While the actor looked fit for Behen Hogi Teri, where he played a small-town boy, he aced the look of a frail, emaciated man in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped, for which he lost 8 kg.
Now the actor has put on 11 kg for an upcoming web series on Subhash Candra Bose directed by Hansal Mehta. Bald and pot-bellied, he certainly looks the part. He recently put up a post on Instagram describing the drastic changes in weight he has had to achieve.
Rajkummar Rao said, “For all my previous films — City Lights, Aligarh and of course Trapped— I’ve been asked to lose weight. So I was delighted when I was asked to gain weight. I have been binging on pizzas, Bengali sweets and junk food for the last one month and a half and will continue this routine till August. I stopped working out two months ago.”
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) May 26, 2017
Rajkummar has also gone half bald for the same web series, which was the test look of the film. He had revealed in an earlier interview that he is nervous about playing the freedom fighter. “He is a national figure, people love him, I love him. It is very exciting. It’s a web series. But the process is the same, no matter if it’s a web or a feature film. I’ve started reading and researching about it.”