Abhishek marked 100 kilos during Bob Biswas shoot, asserts ‘got stuck’ in lockdown

Abhishek Bachchan has been gaining a lot of applause for his role in his forthcoming movie Bob Biswas. The entertainer will be seen with chubby cheeks and a paunch in the movie’s trailer. He has now opened up about increasing extra kilos and being stuck with it when the film’s shoot got to a halt due to lockdown.

Abhishek told that it was a joy to increase weight while gorging on Bengali sweets but it was cumbersome to sustain that weight during the lockdown.

He said India Today in an interview, “I mean to put on the weight shooting in Kolkata in winter when you can have Gud Sandesh and all the wonderful sweet food that Kolkata has, but mentally I got stuck because we had to shut down our shoot halfway through because of the lockdown and we were about 80 percent complete. And, we had another 10-15 days of work left. Throughout the lockdown, I had to maintain that weight. That was tough.”

The actor attempted to use prosthetics at the behest of director Diya Ghosh and her father Sujoy Ghosh but agreed against it. He told, “I became between 100-105 kilos during the shoot. And if you see Bob’s face, the face changes when it is round and his cheeks fill up. When you do prosthetics on the cheeks it looks like a prosthetic. So, the stomach moves differently. When you have that weight and you are physically carrying that weight your entire performance changes because your body language changes your weight, your movement, your walk, your run, everything changes.”

Responding to the film’s trailer, Abhishek’s father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan had written on Twitter, “I am proud to say you are my Son!” Bob Biswas tells the story of the killer who featured originally in Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani, essayed by Saswata Chatterjee in the film.

Penned by Sujoy Ghosh and helmed by his daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh, Bob Biswas is bankrolled by Gauri Khan, Sujoy Ghosh, and Gaurav Verma. Bob Biswas will premiere on December 3, 2021, on ZEE5.