Kangana Ranaut on her Thalivi transformation : Left my back severely damaged

Acting is not an easy job. If you think it is easy then you are wrong. Ask Kangana Ranaut who had to gain 20kgs for her role as J. Jayalalithaa in the upcoming biopic. To portray the lead role of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister, the actress had to gain weight in her 30s. This left her with severe back pain though now she is back to her fit self again.

Though the journey to transform into J. Jayalalithaa was a difficult one, which Kangana stated on Twitter on Wednesday. An ambitious and committed actor, Kangana was willing to go to great lengths to execute the role to perfection. She shared on Twitter about her transformation by posting pictures.

Sharing her efforts for the role, Kangana wrote :

“I played the first superhuman girl on the Indian screen, thanks to my body, a rare combination of dainty yet strong looking. In my 30s, I had to gain 20 kgs for Thalaivi and do Bharatanatyam, it left my back severely damaged but no bigger gratification than to play a role to perfection.”

The actress who is fit now still has to lose five kilograms more. Writing about this Kangana tweeted :

“Journey back to my fit body wasn’t easy, I feel good but even in seven months not able to achieve my earlier stamina and agility back and those last 5 kgs aren’t budging. There are moments of despair and then my director Vijay sir shows me Thalaivi footage and all seems fine.”

Titled Thalivi the film is going to be a bilingual biopic on the late film star and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. The film will showcase her journey from a movie star to politics.

AL Vijay is the film’s director while  K V Vijayendra Prasad has penned the screenplay. Apart from Kangana the film also stars Arvind Swami, Prakash Raj, Madhoo, and Bhagyashree. The film will come out sometime next year.

Kangana Ranaut last starred in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga which was released earlier this year.

You can check Kangana’s Twitter post here :