Mumbai Mirror: Deepika Padukone asked to lose weight
I don't think Deepika has weight to lose. Article courtesy: Mumbai Mirror
Her tattoos have always been a topic of discussion. But for the first time, Deepika Padukone's weight has made headlines, thanks to directors Abbas-Mustan. A source informed Mumbai Mirror that the duo has asked the actress to shed 4-5kg for her role in their sequel to the 2008 thriller Race.
According to the source, the directors' demands come in light of the fact that Deepika's costumes in the film require her to sport a leaner structure. And so, Deepika has reportedly conceded to their demand and has joined a pilates class to tone her body.
The source explained, "Race 2 went on floors last week. However major portions of Deepika's scenes have been allotted in the film's second schedule, which will take place next year. In the film, she has to don short, ultra-glam dresses, and so, she needs to lose weight. She has since been regulating her diet."
When contacted, a friend of Deepika told Mumbai Mirror, "It is Deepika's decision to lose 4-5 kg. Deepika is very excited to don the ultra glam clothes in Race 2 and she knows that she needs to tone her body further to meet the requirements of the role." Deepika and directors Abbas-Mustan remained unavailable for comment.