Vivek's weight woes

Published: 09 November, 2011 08:42 IST | Hiren Kotwani |

The actor, who has been losing weight for his next, has been asked to bulk up yet again for a final sequence in 'Zilla Ghaziabad'

The actor, who has been losing weight for his next, has been asked to bulk up yet again for a final sequence in 'Zilla Ghaziabad'

Vivek Oberoi is venturing into a territory not hitherto frequented by most B-Town stars. He losing several kilos for a new film has caused panic to another producer who now wants to add an important action sequence to the last film the actor shot.

It's been widely reported that Vivek had bulked up to play teacher-turned-gangster Satbir Gujjar in Anand Kumar's Zilla Ghaziabad. However, after wrapping up his portions for the movie, the actor had to shed weight. This time around, he's required to look lean for Sanjay Khanduri's Gyaarah Chaalis Ki Last Metro.

However, trouble cropped up when Zilla Ghaziabad producer Vinod Bachchan thought of adding an extensive action sequence. between Vivek and Sanjay Dutt, who plays a cop in the film.

An insider revealed, "Some time after Vivek finished his shoot, Vinodji happened to see the rushes of Zilla Ghaziabad. And he was particularly impressed with the scenes featuring Vivek and Sanju. After some deliberation and consultation with director Anand, they decided to include an action sequence.

Needless to say, when Vinod and Anand went to meet Vivek, they were shocked. "To look lean for Gyaarah Chaalis..., Vivek had lost four kilos. They're now discussing with producer Amit Chandra to arrive at a solution that benefits both parties," informed our source.

Amit confirmed the dilemma but said they had not been able to arrive at a solution yet. "The dates are all too tight, because after Gyaarah Chaalis, Vivek needs to bulk up again for the Krrish sequel.
We start shooting from December 15 and it's not easy for him to beef up, shoot Zilla Ghaziabad and then get lean again in time for the shoot," said the filmmaker, adding that the actor's trainers were also trying to figure out a solution.

The producer of Gyaraah Chaalis... also admitted that he can't move his schedule as the dates of other actors and the crew have been coordinated.

Regarding the action sequence, Bachchan remained non-committal. "Both Sanjay and Vivek are in great shape. So I don't think there will be any problem in their action sequences," he maintained, adding that there was a slight issue about Vivek's dates, "But it's not a major cause of concern."

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