Rajkummar Rao goes on a rigorous diet for ‘Trapped’
Rajkummar Rao is apparently on a rigorous diet for his forthcoming film ‘Trapped’ directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.
The actor had to appear weak for a few portions of the film, because of which he had to go on a diet which has never been attempted by any actor. Rajkummar literally went on one carrot and one coffee diet for about 20-22 days in order to do justice to his character. The actor lost around 6-7 kg in 20 days.
‘Trapped’ was screened at a film festival, where Rajkummar garnered immense accolades for his brilliant performance in the film.
He says, “It was a part of my process to prepare for, ‘Trapped.’ Shaurya is trapped inside a house for almost three weeks without any food or water. It is a survival drama. I wanted to feel the hunger and desperation that one goes through, if put in such extreme conditions.”
He further added, “It began with the film only. That was always the plan. I started losing weight while we were filming. It was a constant struggle to fight hunger. I’ve realised that we always take everything in our life for granted. What if there are situations in one’s life when there is no food or water for days? How will one survive? It was quite a struggle to be on such a strict diet. One gets bad mood swings. The energy level really goes down but, I guess that is the fun of being an actor. You get to do things which you can’t do otherwise.”
“Luckily, there were not many hazardous effects apart from a couple of black outs and body cramps. However, you really die of hunger. I guess, more than food it’s water which is really important. I was having a cup of black coffee and 2 carrots a day in order to survive. I’m totally thrilled for the kind of response ‘Trapped’ has received. The response was overwhelming for all of us,” he signed off.