Whenever it comes to intense and complex characters, actors go all out of the way to get into the skin of the character to bring out the best onscreen. One such actor is Varun Dhawan who now is said to take an intense prep session for his role in Sriram Raghavan’s Ekkis. According to the director, he said that Varun will have to lose weight for the character and will have to take training like army officers. He also mentioned that Varun will have to spend his time with the National Defence Academy (NDA), as a part of his prep.
Talking about Ekkis, Sriram told TOI, “After completing his pending commitments, Varun will start preparing for his role in Ekkis from May this year. He has to lose weight, take the training that’s meant for army officers, spend some time at the National Defence Academy (NDA) and go through the grind to prepare for his role.” Sriram mentioned that they intend to start shooting in September 2021 and to complete the film by January 2022 as it is a perfect time to shoot, weather-wise, as that’s the timeline they are following right now.
“In the meantime, we’re also working out our plan for the VFX of the film and how scenes will be shot because we have to recreate a specific time zone,” he added.
The filmmaker who also directed Varun in Badlapur said that the pre-production work has been on but will have to work around the new scheme of things. Weather-wise, they were supposed to start the film last September and wrap up by now, but the lockdown just pushed everything ahead. ALSO READ: Coolie No 1: ‘I Am Uncool And I Don't Care,’ Says Varun Dhawan On Being Criticised For Doing A Massy Film
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