In the electrifying first glimpse of “Swatantrya Veer Savarkar,” Randeep Hooda has left the internet in awe with his unrecognizable appearance. This Bollywood powerhouse, known for his unwavering dedication to his craft, once again pulled off an astounding transformation.
Do you know Randeep Hooda has shed 26 kgs in just 4 months to step into the shoes of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, or as we know him, Veer Savarkar?
Taking the directorial reins himself after Mahesh Manjerkar’s unfortunate date clash, Hooda was determined to leave no stone unturned in embodying the iconic figure. Producer Anand Pandit spills the beans on Hooda’s remarkable weight loss journey.
During an interview, the producer said, “When he came to my office he was 86 kgs. He was so involved in the character and till date is. To essay it on the screen, he said that he won’t leave any stone unturned. He had only 1 khajoor and 1 glass of milk for 4 months until the shooting got over,” But that’s not all. The audacious actor even took a razor to his locks, bidding farewell to his precious hair. Talk about commitment!
In case you haven’t watched the teaser yet, here it is:
If you think this is the first time Hooda has pushed the limits for a role, think again. In the past, he shed a mind-boggling 18 kgs in a mere 28 days for the Aishwarya Rai starrer, “Sarabjit.” He practically survived on coffee alone, abandoning food altogether.
“Like I do with everything else, I overdid this too,” admits Hooda, “going on a zero-calorie diet without realizing that the body needs sugar to function. The lack of it almost drove me crazy. I was constantly haunted by thoughts of food, and there were nights when hunger prevented me from sleeping. At one point, I couldn’t even have an apple and had withered away to the point of barely being able to stroll.”
And let’s not forget that Hooda has also embarked on weight gain expeditions for his craft. He bulked up from 77 kgs to a robust 94 kgs for “Do Lafzon Ki Kahani.” This man’s commitment knows no bounds!
Unfortunately, Bollywood has never recognized Randeep Hooda’s unparalleled talent. Recalling the same, many netizens came forward to express their disappointment at how Bollywood ignores such a talented actor.
One user wrote, “He put so much effort into his characters yet he is being sidelined by the entire Industry. Award phir bhi Shangu mangu ko hi milne hai.” The other user wrote, “He had put so much effort in Sarabjit what an amazing work and award-winning performance he did, but was ignored. What’s the use of his efforts and hard work? I am sure this movie also will face the same fate. Good luck with this movie I am sure it will be his best performance.” Someone wrote, “He is a great and versatile actor been ignored by mainstream Bollywood.”
Randeep Hooda’s unwavering dedication and fearlessness in pursuit of his art are evident in every frame. Brace yourselves, for when this powerhouse actor graces the screen as Veer Savarkar, the world will witness a breathtaking metamorphosis like never before.
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