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Ali Fazal drops 10kg of muscle to go lean for his next film

The actor underwent a stunning transformation to lose 10kg of muscle for Tigmanshu Dhulia's film. 

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Losing or gaining weight for roles is something that has become a part of an actor's job. Director Tigmanshu Dhulia's Milan Talkies forced actor Ali Fazal to undergo a serious transformation that surprised the actor himself. The actor had gained a lot of muscle and bulk for his character in the web-series, Mirzapur. However, Dhulia asked the actor to take on a leaner form for his film.

Speaking about his transformation, Fazal says, "It felt so good to know I could look both buff and lean if I put my heart to it but I am a lean guy and I am most comfortable in this avatar. But it takes a lot of focus and will to do it, especially the diet part. My workout really helped because the only thing I had to do was run, nothing else."

The actor lost over 10kg of muscle, and 2kg of fat to play a boy from a small town near Lucknow in Dhulia's film before March. The task was never going to be easy. With his fitness trainer looking over the schedule, Fazal was put on a no carb, no sugar keto diet, and a workout which involved running more than 5km every day.

Milan Takies will see the debut of Tamil actress Shraddha Srinath, opposite Fazal.