When you think of Hooda, the image that comes to your mind is this….
But look at this. This is Randeep Hooda in ‘Sarbjit’.
Directed by Omung Kumar ‘Sarbjit’ is based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in a Pakistani jail in April 2013. He was accused by Pakistan of being an Indian spy and was serving a jail term since 1990.
Hooda has lost a 18 kgs in just 28 days for the film, but this looks more than that. Richa Chaddha plays Sarabjit’s wife while Aishwarya Rai plays his sister.
Transforming themselves for a film is something nearly all the finer actors in Bollywood have been doing.
The most famous of them all is ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan. Love him or hate him for his remarks, you cannot say that he does not go the extra mile for the sake of his movies.
At 40 Aamir transformed himself into a 20 something student for ‘RDB’,
Got eight-packs for ‘Ghajini’,
And has now gained weight for his upcoming film ‘Dangal’.
Khan is not alone; Hrithik Roshan too gained weight to play a paraplegic in ‘Guzaarish’.
But Hooda’s transformation is so earth shattering that we are reminded of this man.
And perhaps this is the best way to describe how BIG an achievement it is: