In an exclusive conversation with IndiaToday.in, Ranbir Kapoor talked about his physical transformation for Shamshera. He also said that it’s the toughest film of his career.
Ranbir Kapoor’s two distinct looks in his upcoming film Shamshera are perhaps his most challenging roles till date. The actor plays two different characters in the film – one bearded and the other flaunting his washboard abs. To achieve this look, Ranbir went through immense physical training. In a recent conversation with IndiaToday.in, he spoke about the challenges of becoming Shamshera and playing his toughest on-screen character.
When asked to talk about the transformation process, Ranbir said, “I think physical transformation has just become an occupational hazard now. It is a visual medium. Especially if you do films of this nature where you are playing quintessential hero, you have to look physically fit. Having said that, this is a period 1800 film,
so there was a particular body shape and presentation that Karan very clearly wanted from this part. Apart from that, it has definitely been the toughest film of my career. It was tough physically and mentally while playing two characters and trying to match Karan’s imagination and his vision of them.”
Ranbir Kapoor added, “He was so clear of how he wanted both these characters portrayed and that was really hard for me because it is not something that naturally comes to me. It is something way out of my lane. I had a lot of help from Karan, from hair and makeup teams and from the cast and crew. I think we have really managed to make both characters very distinct and very engaging. You will feel for both the characters, you will have empathy for them and you will also cheer for them.”
Shamshera stars Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. It is directed by Karan Malhotra.