Actor Mrinal Dutt gained five kilograms to look fuller for his role in the upcoming web series “His Storyy”. In the series, Mrinal plays a homosexual character who is a food critic by profession.
“I had a certain look in mind and hence I made a conscious effort to gain some weight to look a certain age, keeping in mind that the character is also relatively older than me. Satyadeep (Misra)’s character Kunal has been in a marriage for over 20 years and I was playing his onscreen partner,” he says.
Mrinal says a monitored diet allowed him to eat everything.
“It allowed me to eat everything so that I could put on those extra kilos. I also worked out so that the muscle weight gain spread evenly. To begin with, I wanted to make sure that I look convincing to myself. The idea was just to look a bit fuller, not gain excessive weight. My weight has remained a constant of 69 to 70 kg for many years, it went to 75 kg during the filming of this show,” he says.
“His Storyy” releases on April 25.