January 18, 2017 11:38 IST

How Hrithik Roshan became Rohan in Kaabil

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It is a universal fact that the business of cinema requires an actor to look his best on screen. And when you have been rated as one of the best looking guys in the world, it is a given that you would make sure you look like a million bucks on screen as well. But Hrithik Roshan is an actor who believes in breaking rules and stereotypes. In Kaabil, the actor ditched his Greek god image captured on magazine covers and photo shoots and instead went for a look that required him to put on XXX kilos. One look at Hrithik in Kaabil and he doesn't come across as the guy who is topping the global charts of sexiness and desirability... He is a rather chubby guy next door who seems hopelessly in and sincerely in love.
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" The transformation is not dramatic but extremely significant. Here is an actor subtly but totally surrendering to the part that he is supposed to play. He is supposed to be a regular guy who happens to be visually impaired. More importantly he is completely captivated by the inner beauty of his love interest played by Yami Gautam." Says Sanjay Gupta the director of Kaabil.
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" What is impressive is the way Hrithik transforms and becomes a guy next door. There is nothing of the physical attractiveness that he is known for", he adds.
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In Kaabil Hrithik didn't have to put on a lot of weight but he had to lose muscle and put on a bit of fat to play Rohan. For this he had to make alterations in his diet. A source reveals, "Hrithik went all out to ensure that his character could look real and hence put on weight and looked chubby. His physical transformation was very important to play the part of Rohan. Despite being labelled as a Greek God, Hrithik was more than willing to ditch his sex appeal and chiselled abs to portray this character with total conviction."
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Apart from the physical part his styling as an everyday regular guy also helped in an honest portrayal of the character.