Mumbai, Sep 13 :
South Indian actor Prithviraj
Sukumaran is all set to mark his debut in Bollywood. But that will not
be the only fresh experience for this actor, who has also developed a
six-pack abdomen for his role in " Aiyya
" opposite Rani Mukherjee
Sachin (Kundalkar) gave me the brief that I would have two-sided
scenes. I play Suriya, an unassuming guy who does not care about his
appearance. But there are songs in which the same man is the object of
's (the heroine's) fantasy. In the song sequences, the man fits
all those cliches of masculinity," Prithviraj told reporters during the
promotion of " Aiyya
"I tried to fit both roles, and I had to
develop an ideal body. I was on a strict diet regimen for about five
months. Sachin (the director) and Anurag (Kashyap, the producer) were
kind enough to shoot some scenes first and give me enough time to get
into shape (for the fantasy scenes). It wasn't exactly my cup of tea,
but seeing how it has come off, it was worth it," Prithviraj said.
The actor, who hails from Kerala, says delivering dialogue in Hindi wasn't a problem.
"I can read and write Hindi. I was comfortable delivering the dialogues," he said.
being a recognised actor in Malayalam films, Prithviraj is also a
singer of some renown. On public request, he sang a few lines from the
song in " Aiyya
", "Dreammam Wakepam."
Prithviraj arrived at the
venue of the event in typical South Indian attire, wearing a blue shirt
and a white "mundu". The other actors starring in the film were present
" is slated for release Oct 12. © IANS