Prithiviraj Sukumakaran, who is one of the most popular stars in Mollywood, has shed close to 10 kgs in order to prepare for his role in the eagerly-awaited ‘Vimanam’. The actor shed weight in order to portray the younger version of his character on the big screen. Confirming the same, director Pradeep Nair said that Prithvi will be seen as a 22-year-old in ‘Vimaanam
“Prithviraj also appears as a 22-year-old in the movie and so, he had to look lean. He has lost around 10 kilos over the past two months,” he told a leading daily.
Moreover, the director revealed that some scenes will be shot in a yard in Thoothukudi.
“We have a couple more scenes with aircraft to be filmed that will be done in a flying yard in Thoothukudi,” he said.
In case you did not know, ‘Vimaanam’ is loosely based on the life a hearing and speech-impaired man named Saji M Thomas. It highlights how he built an ultra-aircraft on his own. Sometime ago, Prithvi had learnt flight instrumentation in order to get into the skin of his character.
Interestingly, a few days ago, Prithviraj was in the limelight when he announced his decision to quit August Cinema. Confirming his departure, he had stated that his best wishes would always remain with the company.
“Today, I believe that it’s time for me to start travelling on a different tangent, and on that journey, I might not always be able to be part of a partnership. So with great memories, heartfelt gratitude and some films that I will be proud of forever, I bid adieu to August Cinemas,” he had said.
So, are you looking forward to the release of ‘Vimaanam’? Comments, please!