Sushant Singh Rajput is unrecognisable in Sonchiriya's first look

Updated: 30 January, 2018 15:41 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Sushant Singh Rajput's dacoit look from 'Sonchiriya' has been revealed and the actor looks completely unrecognisable

Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput's first look as a dacoit from the film 'Sonchiriya'. Picture Courtesy: Twitter/itsSSR.

Sushant Singh Rajput has revealed his first look from his next film, 'Sonchiriya', and he looks completely unrecognisable! The rugged dacoit look resembles the iconic 'Gabbar Singh' from the cult film 'Sholay'. The film also features Bhumi Pednekar in a pivotal role. Dressed in a khakee outfit, with a thick beard, gun and the patent belt with a teeka on his forehead, Sushant is nailing the first look from 'Sonchiriya' and has increased the curiosity to dive deep into the character he's portraying.

Earlier, a source had informed, "Sushant is playing a dacoit for the first time and wanted to get into the character before the schedule starts, so he will leave for the location on January 12 to spend time with a few former dacoits. He will also lose some muscle weight to look the rustic part as well as learn rifle-shooting."

The fictional story is inspired by the tales of Chambal and is set in the 1970's. Naturally, a major part of the prep includes working on his diction. Sushant will be joined by co-star Bhumi Pednekar, who also plays a dacoit and his love interest, while Manoj Bajpayee has been roped in for another pivotal role.

"The cast will also have to work on the Bundelkhandi dialect. Abhishek (Chaubey) is leaving for Chambal on January 8 for a two-month schedule. This will be followed by a shorter schedule in Mumbai at a later stage," had added the source.

Sushant has always enjoyed getting under the skin of his characters and undergoes whatever transformations are required of his roles. Known to be extremely hardworking and confident, the actor was director Abhishek Chaubey's first choice for the role since he is known to go all out and live the life of his characters.

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First Published: 30 January, 2018 14:00 IST

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