Mumbai: Actor Ashish Chowdhry had to let go of his macho, well-toned look to play a sassy woman for a scene in upcoming comedy film `Double Dhamaal`.
The actor had worked hard to build his muscles, but he agreed to tone it down on director Indra Kumar`s behest.
Ashish is playing multiple characters with different looks and costumes in "Double Dhamaal". So, one such character requires him to essay the role of a sexy woman who tries to seduce Sanjay Dutt.
Since it would have been difficult to pull off this seductress act with a macho body, Ashish readily agreed to work on a leaner look, said a source.
"Double Dhamaal", produced by Reliance Entertainment and Maruti International, is a sequel to the successful "Dhamaal". The sequel features Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaaved Jaaferi, Mallika Sherawat, Kangna Ranaut and Satish Kaushik, apart from Ashish and Sanjay.
The movie is set for a mid-2011 release.