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Kunal Kapoor sweats it out for Veeram

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 January 2017, 14:33 IST

The actor reveals about his fitness routine for his next film

Actor Kunal Kapoor has left no stones unturned to get the perfect look for his upcoming trilingual film, Veeral. The actor is portraying the character Chandu Chekavar, and to do justice to the character, he has built up his

Kunal worked on his physique to sport two different looks in the film. For the first look he was required to gain 12kgs and later get a muscular shape to essay the look of a strong fighter. A source says, "He has taken a lot of efforts to get the muscular look. The actor often was seen hitting the gym at late hours once his shoot was over and had kept close watch on his diet. A strict regime under the supervision of his nutritionist was followed and extra care was given on Kunal's calorie intakes."

Kunal Kapoor says, "I was training like a beast for almost six months. I have always been fit, but this is the fittest and most muscular I have ever been. I play a warrior in the film and I wanted to make sure I felt and looked like one"

Interestingly, Veeram which is adapted from the Shakespearean classic Macbeth, has been a part of the nomination list of the 89th Academy Awards. The film's soundtrack 'We will rise' has been nominated for the original song category at the Oscars.

This year Kunal will be seen in Veeram and Tigmanshu Dhulia's Raagdesh.

First published: 13 January 2017, 14:31 IST