How Aditya Roy Kapur transformed into an anti-hero for Malang
The film, directed by Mohit Suri, pairs Aditya opposite Disha Patani
Aditya Roy Kapur made an impression as a compulsive killer in the trailer of Malang. The film, directed by Mohit Suri, pairs Aditya opposite Disha Patani. The ensemble thriller also stars Anil Kapoor and Kunal Keemu.
Speaking about Aditya’s transformation into a murderous anti-hero, a source says, “Aditya was confident that he would be able to pull off the lean look because he had done that for Fitoor. The challenge for him was to put on muscle for the other look. Although Aditya had very little time on his hands, he managed to beef up for the second look. It was the transformation that helped him ease into the character."
Malang marks Aditya’s second collaboration with Mohit, after the blockbuster Aashiqui 2. With their new film, the duo has ventured into the romance-thriller genre for the first time. About Kapur's entry in the action genre, the source says, "Aditya has been an action addict for the longest time and has grown up on action films. Mohit Suri and Aditya were determined not to repeat themselves in their next collaboration."
Aditya's extensive physical transformation has been done with the help of his trainer Sudarshan D Amkar. He reveals that the two had a sit-down conversation around what results need to be achieved to get both the lean and bulked-up looks within a certain time frame.
Sudarshan says, "Aditya and I had a discussion about his look. He mentioned that he wanted to learn some martial arts in order to work on his fighting skills, flexibility, endurance in order to do justice for his role in the movie. Aditya also mentioned that he's sporting two different looks in the movie."
Post that, the actor underwent strict training.
"We spent 2-3 hours in the gym every day. In the evening I suggested he do cardio for half an hour. Also, I made him buy a treadmill so that he could do cardio at his house only. For the warm-up we started with Yoga, to increase the mobility we used to Kalaripayattu and various forms of martial arts. Aditya used to run for 20 minutes after every training session to gain stamina," he says.
In addition to workouts, Aditya also changed his diet. Sudarshan made him consume 1500 calories to match the energy levels of the workouts.
"He was required to have five meals a day with limited calorie intake. Aditya was on a measured diet for the film, he was completely off sugar, gluten, and junk food. He was not allowed to have an excessive amount of salt, his water intake also had to be controlled since we did not want him to look bulky. He also had to control his liquid intake where he wasn't even allowed to drink fruit juices," reveals Sudarshan.