It wouldn’t be something I advise anyone to do: Prithviraj on his physical transformation for Aadujeevitham
Prithviraj is currently taking a big step that no mainstream actor in Malayalam has done before. For the last three months, he has been on a break from all his shoot related commitments to reduce weight for his upcoming film ‘Aadujeevitham’. He is on a strict diet to lose close to 30 kilos which will help him achieve a malnourished look. While some actors are known for beefing up their body or even shedding a few kilos, a drastic weight reduction of this proportion is not heard before in Malayalam industry.
However, Prithviraj is not really enjoying the process as it demands long hours of fasting. In a recent interview with TOI, he opened up about his process. Even though he is assisted by a dietitian, nutritionist and a trainer, he feels weak and has trouble with his sleeping hours. The actor also mentioned that he wouldn’t advise anyone to do so as it’s very strenuous.
‘Aadujeevitham’ based on Benyamin’s award winning novel of the same name. It is the life story of an abused migrant worker, Najeeb Mohammed, who gets stranded in the middle of deserts in Saudi Arabi. The lone man undergoes different experiences from seclusion, emotional conflicts and survival struggles.
Director Blessy and Prithviraj have been working on the film for over two years now. The makers had decided to shoot the film in various schedules as Prithviraj needs to be appearing in multiple looks. He will be travelling to Morocco by this month end to shoot for the portions where Najeeb gets stranded in the desert. Entire shoot will reportedly be wrapped up in September.