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Randeep Hooda on losing 32 kg for Swatantra Veer Savarkar: ‘I Could’ve Died’

Randeep Hooda’s directorial debut Swatantra Veer Savarkar. The film features Randeep in pivotal role. Movie to hit the theatres on March 22,2024.

He had an epic weightloss which left the netizens in awe. In a recent interview to Mid-Day, Randeep revealed about his major physical transformation for the role. This cost him his life too.

Randeep by drawing parallels between how heost weight for Sarabjit (2016) and now for Savarkar said, “This time around, I was underweight for one-and-a-half years. When the previous producers shelved the movie, I had lost all my muscle mass. I recall passing out and tumbling off [my] horse. My calf was bent at a right angle to my thigh, which makes me realise how weak I may have been… that’s what happens when you deprive yourself of food for a long time. I couldn’t even walk.”

He further said, “I had to be losing [a] kilo a day for a certain number of days… It was very tough. I would often feel extremely weak, and would faint. It’s a terrible thing for an actor to go through. But, I believe, looking the part is something every actor should do. It should be the [very least] one does. I had planned things out, but they didn’t work out. So, the longer that [I had to adhere to the diet], the more frustrated I became. I had to suffer due to a lack of organisation, and had to do it twice over… I absolutely could have died. I was in such a bad state. I [will] try to contractually bind people, if I’m going to attempt something like that.”

Randeep Hooda said, ’92 kilo khata peeta (healthy) cop with a paunch’ when the shooting of the film commenced. Then the actor needed to ‘quickly shed weight ‘ after the production delay. He he to bring his weight down to 60Kg for thr film.

Swatantra Veer Savarkar also stars Ankita Lokhande and Amit Sial. The film hit the theaters on March 22 in Hindi and Marathi.

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