We know that Mohanlal is one of the perfectionists of the industry. The talented star has raised the bars once again when it comes to acting chops. That’s right, for his role in the much awaited We know Odiyan, Mohanlal has undergone some amazing transformation.
The actor, who has so far portrayed a 65 year old man in the film, is to shoot the final portions, in which he will portray a younger man. For this, the actor has apparently lost 18 kgs after being on a strict weight loss regime for about 51 days.
Ad filmmaker Shrikumar Menon, who will be making his debut as a feature film director with the Mohanlal starrer tweeted this Tuesday, “Get ready to witness Odiyan Manikyan’s magical transformation! Need all your wishes and prayers!”
For his transformation, Mohanlal also took the help of a team of fitness experts comprising masseurs, yoga masters and dermatologists from France. His workout routine also included high-intensity exercises.
Odiyan is a fantasy thriller written by K. Harikrishnan. It is based on the legend of Odiyan, who in Kerala folklore are men possessing shape-shifting ability – men who can assume animal form. Odiyans are said to have inhabited the Malabar region of Kerala during the pre-electricity era.
.@Mohanlal after losing weight following a crash diet and fitness regime to look young for #Odiyan directed by @VA_Shrikumar. Producer #AntonyPerumbavoor is the man next to him in the pic. pic.twitter.com/giuc8eRxVJ
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) December 12, 2017
Mohanlal first broke the news nine months ago when he wrote on his facebook page, “Announcing my next project Odiyan. The movie, guaranteed to be a visual treat is produced by Antony Perumbavoor in the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. The director added, “The basic idea of the film is to break the mystery and myth associated with the tribe that had lived in various part of Kerala in the past.”
Shrikumar will next start working on his second mega-project, titled The Mahabharata/ Randamoozham. The Rs 1000 crore film will have Mohanlal playing the lead role of Bheema.