Kangana Ranaut has transformed herself for her upcoming project. She has gained six kilos for her film Thalaivi. She is playing the role of an actor turned politician J.Jayalalithaa.
She gained weight by taking hormone pills. She revealed, “The pills were needed so as to look voluptuous, especially around the belly and thighs. Since I am tall and skinny and my face is angular, not round, I had to take mild doses of hormone pills to look different. Of course, I also started eating foods that promote weight gain.”
She further said, “Actors usually get the apparel and appearances on point but not the physical transformation. Our director AL Vijay wanted me to resemble Jayalalithaa as closely as possible. She endured a drastic physical transformation in her life.”
Jayalalithaa had a different figure from Kangana, she had an hour-glass figure. “Having grown up as a Bharatanatyam dancer, she had an hour-glass figure. Then, when she joined politics, Jayalalithaa had an accident which demanded that she be injected with huge doses of steroids. While we could not depict all of that, we did take measures for me to resemble her during these phases,” Kangana said.
Thalaivi is an upcoming 2020 Indian trilingual biographical film. The story revolves around the life of J. Jayalalithaa, who is a late politician and film actress. Kangana Ranaut is playing the role of Jayalalithaa.