Kriti Sanon To Gain 15 Kilos For Her Movie On Surrogacy, Mimi (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Actor Kriti Sanon will be putting on 15 kilos for her role in Laxman Utekar-directed film "Mimi". Backed by Dinesh Vijan, "Mimi" is based on Samruddhi Porey-directed Marathi feature "Mala Aai Vhaaychya", which won the National Award for best feature film in Marathi in 2011. Kriti said the film is close to her heart and she wants to give her best.
"For me, putting on so many kilos is actually a challenge as it's very new for my body. I have to in a way fight my metabolism and increase my calorie intake to gain that much weight in a short time. "But I'm excited to see the transformation.
It's a role very close to my heart and I want to give it everything I can, even if that means not taking up any other work in the process," the actor said in a statement. "Mimi" also features actors Sai Tamhankar and Pankaj Tripathi in key roles.
Kriti has reunited with her "Luka Chuppi" director Laxman Utekar and co-star Pankaj Tripathi for "Mimi". "It's not preachy or serious. It's not like you are going to watch a film on surrogacy and it's going to be a documentary film. It's a very entertaining film, filled with humour, and a lot of ups and downs. There's a beautiful graph of the woman I am playing, Mimi, where she wants to be an actress.
"She is a dancer and she is ambitious and wants to be an actress and how she ends up becoming a surrogate mother and what all happens, how her life changes and with that she changes. It's a beautiful script," Kriti said in a group interview. The actor said she was bowled over by the script of the film, penned by Rohan Shankar, who had also written "Luka Chuppi".
"It's a very special role for me because surrogacy is a topic that hasn't been explored so much here. The way Laxman sir makes the film and the way Rohan has written it, they have a knack of taking a subject and making it entertaining." Kriti said the success of "Luka Chuppi" gave her the confidence to take risks and it made her sign the film.