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Six pack? No, it’s family pack

Actor Ranvir Shorey piled on 15 kg for his role in ‘Fatso’



Weighty issues Ranvir with Gul Panag in ‘Fatso’

When every other actor is working out to show off six-pack or eight-pack abs, Ranvir Shorey has done just the opposite. He stopped working out, feasted on ice creams and helped himself to mugs of beer to pile on 15kgs for a film. “I was muscula r but the role demanded that I look just fat. Rajat (Kapoor) asked me to stop exercising and put on as much weight as I can in a year,” says Ranvir. The film, tentatively titled Fatso, was screened at the South Asian Film Festival in New York.

It’s the second time Ranvir is being directed by Rajat Kapoor, after Mithya. The two have worked together in plays and films (including Bheja Fry) and Ranvir admits Rajat brings out the best in him. “We share the same sensibilities; both of us believe in films rooted in reality. I trust him unconditionally and he, in return, trusts me to do my best.”

Fatso is a story about five friends and their relationships. The Indian release is being worked out with a new title. “The eating part was good. And I love ice creams and beer. In between I had other film commitments and I had to complete them when I was still in shape. When I started bloating, my friends wondered what the hell was happening to me. My blood pressure shot up and my breathing got heavier. I didn’t feel energetic and had acidity. Trust me, it didn’t feel great to be unfit.”

Once he completed Fatso, the onus was on him to lose the excess baggage. “Losing the flab was tough. I had to cut down on carbs and get back to workouts. I am almost back to normal but for my round stomach. I think it will take a year,” he laughs. Next, he will be seen with Vinay Pathak in a comic thriller where the two play cops. Ranvir does a balancing act between mainstream films like Singh is Kinng and Do Knot Disturb and films for a niche audience like Bheja Fry and Mithya.

SANGEETHA DEVI DUNDOO

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