Superstar Mohanlal is preparing himself for one of the looks for his character in VA Shrikumar Menon's much-awaited fantasy thriller Odiyan. The latest photo of the actor that surfaced online has already became the talk of the tinsel town.

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Mohanlal, who has worked hard for 51 days, lost almost 18 kg for the character – Manikyan's younger days in Odiyan. In order to regain youth, the actor underwent training by medical experts and physiotherapists from France, known for training renowned athletes and Hollywood actors.

"Wow. That's a great transformation. Good to see him looking young [sic]," a netizen commented on social media.

The practice sessions lasted almost six hours every day and Shrikumar was also reportedly present at the training centre.

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"Get ready to witness Odiyan Manikyan's magical transformation! Need all your wishes and prayers! [sic]," the filmmaker posted on Facebook on Tuesday, December 12 while sharing a teaser of the flick. The makers are expected to reveal the official new look of Mohanlal at 10 am on December 13.

Meanwhile, the team of Odiyan has already wrapped up its schedule in Thenkurissy and Kashi. They are expected to resume the shooting of the magical realism thriller in January.

Watch Odiyan character intro video

Odiyan has an ensemble cast, including Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj, Siddique, Innocent, Narain, Kailash, Sana Althaf, Sarath Kumar in significant roles. The big budget entertainer is the production venture of Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirwad Cinemas.

Here's Mohanlal new look: