Swara Bhaskar to gain weight to play mother

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014, 19:11 PM IST

Mumbai: Actors beef up, tone up, tonsure and do more for their on-screen characters off and on. Now, it`s for actress Swara Bhaskar to gain weight for her role as a mother in `Nil Battey Sannaata`. She says it`s a "guilt-free binging opportunity".

The `Raanjhanaa` actress, who is currently shooting for "Nil...", directed by Ashwiny Iyer, has been asked to gain weight as she looked too young for the role of a mother to a teenager.

Confirming this, Swara said in a statement: “I am a happy foodie and I am glad for this guilt-free binging opportunity. The chef at the hotel in Agra where I am staying, runs an excellent kitchen and I am thoroughly enjoying all the amazing cuisine on the menu."

But what will happen after she finishes shooting the film?

“I don`t know, crash diet I guess! I have to start shooting for Sooraj Barjatya`s `Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo` after this. I need to be back in a slim avatar. I guess I`ll have to starve myself the day I stop shooting this film (`Nil...`)," she quipped.