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Varun Dhawan will lose weight for ‘Ekkis’? Director Sriram Raghavan spills interesting details

Varun Dhawan will start prepping for filmmaker Sriram Raghavan’s Ekkis soon and the actor will undergo intense training for Ekkis...

Published: Friday,Jan 08, 2021 07:40 AM GMT-07:00
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Varun Dhawan and Sriram Raghavan

Actor Varun Dhawan is currently busy shooting for Raj Mehta director Jug Jugg Jeeyo with Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor. While his last release Coolie No 1 failed to impress the critics and saw mixed reviews from the audience, it seems Varun intends to work harder for his upcoming films.

There’s no denying the Street Dancer 3D actor is known to put a lot of effort to get into the character’s skin. And he plans on doing the same for the rest of his upcoming films as well. 

If we are to go by the reports, Varun will start prepping for filmmaker Sriram Raghavan’s Ekkis soon. 

The filmmaker opened up Ekkis and said, “We have been prepping for the film as much as possible. The pre-production work has been on, but now we have to work around the new scheme of things. Weather-wise, we would have liked to start the film last September and wrap up by now, but the lockdown just pushed everything ahead.”


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Previously, the 33-year-old actor and Raghavan have worked together in Badlapur. The film features the story of a family man who sets out to take revenge after being wronged. The story spans from the character's youth till his middle-age. Varun’s transformation shocked the fans and he even managed to impress the critics in his collaboration with Raghavan. 

Getting into the character’s skin was no cakewalk for the actor as it drained him completely forcing him into depression.

The director also spoke about the intense training and transformation Varun Dhawan will go through as he said, 

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He has to lose weight, take the training that’s meant for army officers, spend some time at the National Defence Academy (NDA) and go through the grind to prepare for his role.

- Sriram Raghavan
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He further added, “Varun will start preparing for his role in Ekkis from May this year, after completing his pending commitments. We intend to start shooting in September 2021 and complete the film by January 2022, because weather-wise it works well for the film. That’s the timeline we are following right now. In the meantime, we’re also working out our plan for the VFX of the film and how scenes will be shot because we have to recreate a specific time zone.”


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