Performing artist Kunal Kapoor was recently seen as Chandu Chekavar in epic dramatization Veeram, which has been the subject of headlines for the on-screen character’s intimidating look as a Kalaripayattu warrior, the film’s antagonist, much before the film’s release. Presently, the 39-year-old performer has shared a collage in which he summed up his rigorous training regime for his look in Veeram. The collage features photos of Kunal taken before, amid and after his work-out schedule of six months, which likewise comprises extra “23 days, 12 hours and 232 protein shakes,” as uncovered by the Rang De Basanti performer. The photo documenting Kunal’s progressive change has given rise to responses on Twitter ((obviously) that will make you ROFL.
This is what Kunal Kapoor tweeted:
— kunal kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) March 15, 2017
How could Twitter keep shut, huh? “That is too long to grow a beard,” read a tweet, highlighting Kunal’s rogue appearance as the Veeram character. Another tweet compared Kunal with Game Of Thrones’ warrior leader Khal Drogo. “Hence proved. Men get angrier when they work out,” said another.
@kapoorkkunal Holy wow, man. Dayum. You look like Khal Drogo is your bitch. Congrats.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) March 15, 2017
— Rameez (@knowrameez) March 15, 2017
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) March 15, 2017
Hence proved. Men get angrier when they work out. https://t.co/TRIu40wpwt
— Villainiya (@DushtaStree) March 15, 2017
A year ago, Kunal told to a news organization that shooting for Veeram was “challenging” as he needed to keep up his organized physique along with a shooting schedule which often stretched to 21-22 hours. “Jayaraj (director) sir needed me to buck up for this part. He asked me to put on muscles to look apart. That was something that I did. However, by putting on those muscles, what was truly difficult was to keep up that image since we were shooting for most of the time in a day. What I needed to do was to divide my time between exercise and shooting, which was challenging. I used to work out amid small intervals,” Kunal told to a news agency.
Kunal Kapoor has included in movies like Aaja Nachle, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Dear Zindagi and was assigned for Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for his part in Rang De Basanti. Meanwhile, directed by Jayaraj, Kunal’s film discharged in English, Hindi and Malayalam. Veeram is a screen adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and is additionally influenced by the ballads of Vadakkan Pattukal. Veeram’s cast additionally involves Himarsha Venkatsamy, Divinaa Thackur, Shivajith Nambiar and Fakira (Ahran Chaudhary).
Veeram, the fifth instalment in Jayaraj’s Navarasa series of movies, hit screens on February 24, clashing with Rangoon in the cinema world.