Abhishek Bachchan opens up on gaining weight for Bob Biswas


Abhishek Bachchan is being applauded for his function within the upcoming sequence, Bob Biswas, after the trailer of the identical was launched. In the trailer, the actor might be seen with chubby cheeks and a potbelly. He has now spilled the beans over gaining additional weight after which sustaining it after the movie was halted in the course of the lockdown. 

Abhishek discovered it enjoyable to realize additional kilos by stuffing Bengali sweets however on the similar time discovered it tough to take care of that weight all through the lockdown.

In an interview with a web-based portal, Abhishek mentioned, “I mean to put on the weight obviously shooting in Kolkata in winter when you can have Gud Sandesh and all the wonderful sweet food that Kolkata has, but mentally I got stuck because we had to shut down our shoot halfway through because of the lockdown and we were about 80 per cent complete. And, we had another 10-15 days of work left. Throughout the lockdown, I had to maintain that weight. That was tough.”

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

The Dhoom star tried placing on prosthetics as instructed by director Diya Ghosh and her father Sujoy Ghosh however determined to not use them. “I weighed between 100-105 kilos during the shoot. And if you see Bob’s face, the face changes when it is round and his cheeks fill up. When you do prosthetics on the cheeks it looks like a prosthetic. So, the stomach moves in a different way. When you have that weight and you are physically carrying that weight your entire performance changes because your body language changes your weight, your movement, your walk, your run, everything changes,” he mentioned.

Bob Biswas narrates the story of a assassin who initially appeared in Vidya Balan’s ‘Kahaani’ and was initially portrayed by Saswata Chatterjee.

Produced by Gauri Khan, Sujoy Ghosh and Gaurav Verma, ‘Bob Biswas’ is written by Sujoy Ghosh and directed by his daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh.

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