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Updated on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 09:23 AM IST

Kangana Ranaut reveals gaining and losing 20 kgs for 'Thalaivii' gave her permanent stretch marks

As 'Thalaivii' releases on Netflix, Kangana made a shocking revelation about her weight loss-gain journey for the icon role.
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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut who essayed the role of stalwart actor-politician and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa, received praises from all the corners. It was not a cakewalk for Kangana as she had to gain 20 kilos for her role in the biographical drama. The National Award-winning actress made waves with her massive transformation for the film.

As 'Thalaivii' releases on Netflix, Kangana made a shocking revelation about her weight loss-gain journey for the icon role.

The biopic showcases various stages of Jayalalithaa's life, from being a young actor to a senior politician. For this, the ‘Queen’ actor had to undergo a major physical transformation several times.

She recently took to Instagram to share her experience, detailing that doing all that in six months left “permanent stretch marks”.

"Gaining 20 kgs in 6 months and losing it all within 6 months that too in my thirties messed up many things in my body… I also have permanent stretch marks as well but art comes to life with a price and more often than not price is the artist him/herself,” she wrote.

Earlier too in an interview the actress had mentioned, "In my 30s, I had to gain 20 kgs for ‘Thalaivii’ and do Bharatanatyam, it left my back severely damaged but no bigger gratification than to play a role to perfection.”

Not to mention, to give Kangana the perfect look, makers of the biopic roped in Hollywood makeup expert Jason Collins, a master of the make-up art, who has films like 'Captain Marvel' and 'Blade Runner 2049' to his credit.

Kangana also revealed that she took mild dose of hormone pills since she is tall and lean but had to put on weight near the belly and thighs, and has also started eating food that promotes weight gain.

'Thalaivii' also stars Arvind Swami as M.G. Ramachandran. Shot simultaneously in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu, it is directed by A.L. Vijay and is written by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, Madhan Karky (Tamil), and Rajat Arora (Hindi).

'Thalaivii' is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R. Singh of Vibri Motion Pictures and Karma Media and Entertainment.

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Published on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 09:23 AM IST
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