However, Kunal dismissed the rumor
“I never mentioned in the caption of the picture that it is one of Ranbir Kapoor‘s transformation for Sanjay Dutt biopic. People made that assumption. See, Raj Kumar Hirani’s film had body building shots and so we had to recreate gym sequences. During the shoot, Ranbir had gained 14 kilos. It was all done to make him look age appropriate. Whereas, if I talk about the latest picture of Ranbir Kapoor that I had uploaded recently, the transformation has been done for a look test for Ayan Mukerji’s film ‘Dragon’. He had to shed 8 kilos to look leaner and harder for the same,”
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He further explains about Ranbir’s amazing transformation and the process.
“As far as Ranbir’s transformation is concerned, he was 70 kg initially right after he finished working on ‘Jagga Jasoos’. We had to build a foundation for his transformation so had split the phases into three. During the first phase, where we had to give him bulky look, Ranbir lifted heavy weights along with 7 to 8 meals a day. Ranbir had never eaten so much in his entire life. We even had to wake him up at night for his meals. Then came the second phase, where we had leaned him down. The last phase was to make him look ripped. So then, from 8 we had to cut down to only 4 meals a day along with a rigorous cardio session,”
Sanjay Dutt’s biopic is set to release in March 2018