Vivek Oberoi is all set to portray the role of former underworld don Muthappa Rai in his forthcoming gangster drama, Rai, directed by Ram Gopal Varma and produced by C R Manohar. Muthappa Rai, whose life has inspired the film's story.
The versatile actor, who prepares for every film role with utmost detail to look his part, will be undergoing major transformation for Rai. Vivek, who will start shooting the film tentatively in June this year, will have to put on approximately 10 kgs to resemble the present look of Muthappa Rai and later will be losing around 18kgs to achieve a younger look.
"Vivek takes his roles very seriously. During Company also, he used to stay in a chawl to get into the skin of his character Chandu and that was the same with other films including Shootout At Lokhandwala and Rakht Charitra," the source adds.
Source close to actor also adds ,This is one of the most toughest and challenging character in Vivek career as it will take both physical and mental transformation to become Muthappa Rai.Vivek has already started diet and workout.
Says Vivek, "Yes, I will need to undergo a full body transformation as that is what the role requires. I will have to lose a significant amount of weight and then again gain weight for several portions. Of course, I will be doing this under the supervision of a nutritionist and a certified trainer. As an actor I always give what a role requires and this role requires me to look certain way.In real life based movies you need to look like the character. People should relate to your character even physically. I definitely do not encourage this as a lifestyle example but I am doing it as that is what the role requires. But yes, I always advice people to be healthy and stay fit.
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