Anushka Shetty, who has learnt the art of putting on and shedding weight at will the way Kamal Haasan and Vikram do, has reportedly shed 18 kgs to acquire a slim look for her upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual film titled as Bhagmati.
To be made simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu, Bhagmati was earlier reported to be a period film on the lines of Anushka’s Arundhati, Rudhramadevi and Baahubali but it has since been confirmed that it would be a film set in present day’s modern backdrop with the lanky Anushka essaying a typical city-bred girl’s character.
Anushka, who played a minor and an elderly role in last year’s colossal hit film Baahubali, would be essaying a major and a young princess’ role in the film’s sequel whose shoot is going on at present. It may be recalled that soon after completing the shoot of Baahubali, she put on pounds of weight for her role in Size Zero (released as Inji Iduppazhagi), winning accolades from critics and fans for her commitment.
Ashok would be directing the Tamil-Telugu bilingual Bhagmati whose script is invariably heroine-oriented. Hitting the gym hard and thanks to her regular yoga, Anushka (who is in her mid-thirties now) has shed 18 kilos and looks slimmer than she ever looked in the past!