Abhishek Bachchan has had his own fair share of struggles and after a string of back-to-back flops, he reinvented himself with Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan. People were missing the man they saw in Guru and Abhishek proved that he can make a perfect comeback. With Ludo, Breathe Part 2, and The Big Bull, he made a point that he is here to stay and is not bogging down after failures.View this post on Instagram
Now, he is all set to entertain fans with his upcoming movie wherein he will be seen essaying the role of Bob Biswas, in a spin-off movie with the same title, inspired by Bengali actor Saswata Chatterjee's character in Vidya Balan's 2012 film Kahaani.
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Speaking about his preparation, Abhishek revealed that he had gained extra kilos and was stuck with it when the film's shoot came to a halt due to lockdown. He told India Today in an interview, “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 percent complete. And, we had another 10-15 days of work left. Throughout the lockdown, I had to maintain that weight. That was tough.”View this post on Instagram
He went on to add, “I became 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."
Helmed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh, the spin-off has been written by Sujoy Ghosh and is all set to release on ZEE5 on December 3, 2021. Apart from Abhishek, the spin-off movie also features Chitrangda Singh and Samara Tijori in pivotal roles.