Mumbai: Actress Veena Malik says she had to let go of some of her favourite food items to cut down almost 9 kgs to fit into her role in the upcoming film `Supermodel`.
"I had to work hard to fit into the character. When my producer and director Navin Batra came to sign me, they said that `Veena-ji, you need to cut down your weight to 47 kgs`. I was 56 kgs at that time. So to be a supermodel, I had to let go of food," Veena said here at the music launch of the film.
"Then of course, to get into the character`s emotional ups and downs while acting... that was there. I wanted to make it look very real on screen," she added.
`Supermodel` also stars Ashmit Patel and hits theaters Sep 27.