If you loved John Abraham’s rippling muscles in Force, you’re going to have to make do with that image of John for now. Because the actor is going to shed his muscle for Shootout At Wadala.

John Abraham
John Abraham

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The actor, who has been quite the poster boy of six-pack abs, has been asked to shed 20 kilos to for the role of the infamous gangster Manya Surve in Balaji’s upcoming gangster flick. While his diet of fish, sushi, protein shakes, juices and soups will keep John lean for the first half of the film, the hunk will gradually develop some bulges towards the climax. The model-turned-actor confirms, “Manya Surve has to look really lean in the first 20 minutes of the film, till he gets into jail and starts working out. So there is an actual physical transformation my character goes through in the film.”

But this isn’t the first time John Abraham has toned down. Jhootha Hi Sahi saw him as the shy nerd in 2010. John, who underwent an acute muscle malfunction last year, is carefull with the transformation, “At times I feel like breaking down. People always talk about losing weight but it is a very difficult process. If not supervised properly, it can go really wrong.

Shootout At Wadala is based on the Mumbai police’s first ever registered encounter. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, the film also stars Anil Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut and is set to go on floors this March.

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