The actor reveals the challenges he faced to get into the skin of his character, Alok Dixit.
The multi-talented Vikrant Massey has always delivered impressive on-screen performances, and now he is gearing up to play a lead role in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. The actor reveals the challenges he faced to get into the skin of his character, Alok Dixit.
He recently disclosed that the only apprehension Gulzar had for signing him up for this role was the actor’s weight. In fact, the condition on which Massey was brought on board was that he would gain 11kgs in two months. The actor took on the challenge and gorged on at least eight gulab jamun’s a day to gain those extra kilos!
And Vikrant, who weighed 64 kgs initially, was successful in weighing 75 kgs before the film’s shooting began. In Chhapaak, the versatile actor will be seen sporting a paunch. On that, he comments, “Meghna didn’t want me to bulk up. I needed to have a paunch like a regular man. So, I started an unhealthy diet of samosas and junk food. Every two-and-a-half hours, I had to eat something, even when I wasn’t hungry. When I first saw myself with a paunch, I felt good. Meghnaji was relieved that the pairing looked more authentic.”
Interestingly, after seeing him in this look, the real-life Alok complimented the actor, saying that he made him look handsome on screen. Starring Vikrant Massey and Deepika Padukone, the film will be released in theatres on January 10, 2020.