Kannada top star Kichcha Sudeep has a slew of interesting films this year, one of them being Phailwan in which he will be seen playing a boxer. The actor also has another film titled The Villain which will be alongside another Kannada top star Shiva Rajkumar. Sudeep is currently training hard for his role as a boxer and is working out in the gym regularly. According to a leading daily, Sudeep is training with Jeet Devaiah over the past few weeks and will undergo furthermore training to get into the exact shape of a boxer for Phailwan which will be directed by S Krishna.
“Jeeth Devaiah has been training the actor over the past few weeks, and in another three more weeks Sudeep will have his body toned. We plan to start shoot from end of March or either first week of April,” director Krishna told a leading daily. The director also added that the focus of the training regimen was to get Sudeep into the shape of a boxer and not just have him sport chiselled abs or six packs.
“He will be doing a structured three-week-long course in parts. We felt that this will help him ease into the sport, to familiarize him with the basics of wrestling and boxing. Sudeep too felt that it would help him act as that character better,” the director added further. Krishna also said that Sudeep and Jeet will leave for Thailand sometime soon and train hard in few interior places of Thailand which will give him a better environment to train.
According to latest reports, the shooting of Phailwan will begin only in May and Sudeep will be in shape and ready by then. The makers are yet to reveal further details about the cast of the film and an announcement is expected to be made very soon.