We have seen in the past actors putting on weight and reducing it considerably to suit their character(s) in their films. Vikram recently performed the admirable feat in Shankar’s I whereas Kamal Haasan is a past-master in this art. In what can be termed as a first-time ever by a heroine in such attempt, lanky Anushka is to feature as a 100-kg girl in her upcoming film with Arya titled cheekily as Size Zero.
Anushka, who is reasonably slim for her height, would appear as a normal girl in her usual size for her another role in the same film. Size Zero, to be made simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu, is the second film which brings the two A’s – Arya and Anushka – together as on-screen pair after the debacle of Selvaraghavan’s Irandaam Ulagam some time back.
The film was launched a few days back. Director Prasad V Potluri is said to have made it clear to Anushka, who is awaiting the release of two back-to-back grand period-type films in Rudramadevi and Baahubali in the next few months, that she would have to put on weight considerably and not less than 100 kg for one of her roles in Size Zero. Anushka is said to have nodded in affirmation to Prakash’s request.
Sequences featuring Anushka as a ‘fatty’ would be canned first after which Anushka would be allowed time to shed the flab and get back into shape. Sequences featuring the Anushka that we are used to watching would be filmed later. M.M. Keeravani scores the music of the film which also has Shruti Haasan making a cameo appearance. Bharath and Urvashi are also part of the cast.