Vicky Kaushal To Ranveer Singh: 7 Actors Who Went To Extreme Lengths For Movie Roles

Ashutosh Oak

May 29, 2019


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1. Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath

Sushant Singh Rajput is known as one of the most hardworking actors in the film industry and he has yet again proved it with Kedarnath. Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor was keen to make a film on the devastating floods of  Kedarnath which happened in June 2013. Sushant’s role in the movie was of a Pithoo (one who carry the pilgrims on their back). And to play this role he was suggested to opt for a body double but Sushant took at a challenge and trained himself with the real pithoos. The actor took rigorous training from the real ‘Pithoos’ to learn the technique of carrying people on their back. It was a challenge for the actor as he had to carry around 60 kgs of weight on his back for 10 consecutive days.

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Just Like Sushant, we have listed down other actors who came out of their comfort zones to deliver perfection.

2. Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat

Ranveer plays the antagonist in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat. To play this character he locked himself in a room for 21 days and went to a dark place emotionally. This helped him to get into the character of Alauddin Khilji. The outcome of his dedication was such that the movie was known to be one of his best roles ever.

3. Vicky Kaushal in URI: The Surgical Strike

Major Vihaan who raised the josh in every Indian with his outstanding performance is also on our list. Vicky Kaushal played the character of Army Major Vihaan Shergill, had to bulk up for his role and also had to undergo ‘Arms and Ammunitions’ training which took him around six to eight months.

4. c in Trapped

Gone are those day when you need to look perfectly fit and fine to work in a Bollywood film. Now the filmmakers are keen to deliver something new and this makes them make movies which aren’t ordinary love stories. Trapped was one movie which creates a genre of its own. For such movies, the actors also need to change themselves into the character which the script demands. One of the most versatile actors is Rajkummar Rao, and his performance in Trapped is worth appreciating. The actor had to follow a rigorous diet of black coffee and two carrots a day for about twenty-two days. Inspiring, isn’t it?

5. Sushant Singh Rajput in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Going by the current trend, Biopics is the next big thing in Bollywood. We see one actor acting for another’s biopic, well it isn’t a cakewalk for one person to act as other but there’s no choice for the actors. Sushant had to play the character of the former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). It comes as no surprise that he had to train himself to not only look like him but also to play like him and the actor took special training from the coach to hone the skills.

6. Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju

Speaking about biopics, here is one more to the list. Popular for his chocolate boy image Ranbir Kapoor did the biopic of Sanjay Dutt last year titled Sanju. The movie was based on Sanjay’s life story which included his young lean self to his massive build. He had gained around 13 kgs weight to look like Sanjay Dutt. Baahubali star Rana Daggubati has helped Ranbir in a big way to help him build his physique like Sanjay Dutt.

7. Randeep Hooda in Sarabjit

The picture went viral when this Haryanvi-Jatt actor showed an out-an-out dedication for his role of Sarabjit Singh. The actor shed 18 kgs in just 28 days. The starvation diet made him cut down on his food and survive on coffee and water.

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