To get the look of the role right, the actor grew long locks of hair and a beard, apart from getting his weight up to 96 kg.

Madhavan posts before-after video showing how he lost the weight gained for Rocketry
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 17:01

Actor Madhavan’s upcoming film is Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Besides playing the titular character of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in the film, Madhavan will be co-directing it as well. To get the look of the role right, Maddy grew long locks of hair and a beard, apart from getting his weight up to 96 kg. He had also revealed that it took 14 hours of make-up to transform himself into the character.

Now, the actor has released a video on Instagram that shows his stunning transformation from his weight gain for the role to becoming his fit self again. And he did it in 12 days! Saying he achieved it with just sunlight and fresh air, he advises people not to opt for abnormal fasting or surgery to get results.

Maddy’s Instagram post jokingly reads: “I was advised to use this during the promotion of Rocketry or get a brand onboard to monetize it but I couldn’t.. cause I owe it to all you lovely people who are worried as I was.. BELIEVE – getting fitter is all in the mind. BELIEVE #Rmadhavan #actormaddy #rocketeyfilm #Nambinarayanan #Tricolourfilms #Vijaymoolan #Dramatictransformations #Believeyoucan #14daychallange.”

Madhavan will be co-directing Rocketry: The Nambi Effect along with Kerala-based journalist turned director Prajesh Sen. Anant Mahadevan was the initial choice to co-direct the film but he opted out paving the way for Prajesh Sen. The film is bankrolled by Tricolour Films in association with Vijay Moolan Talkies and Saffron Ganesha Entertainment.

Nambi Narayanan, a rocket scientist at ISRO, was accused of espionage in 1994 and arrested by the CBI. However, in 1998 it was proved that he was innocent, following which the Kerala government awarded him a compensation of Rs 50 lakh.

The film is progressing at a good pace and is likely to have its theatrical release this year.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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