Kriti Sanon, who is gearing up for the release of her next outing `Mimi`, for which she had to put on weight for her role of a surrogate mother, revealed how she could not shoot for any other project for some months due to this. Talking about setting aside a chunk of some months for the shoot of `Mimi`, Kriti said, “I had to put on 15 kgs in 2 months for Mimi which I could start losing only once I had completed the film.”
She added, “It made more sense to not take up any other project during the shoot and even till a few months after since I needed to lose the weight before starting any other project. I did let go of a lot of award show performances too in that period because dancing makes me lose weight very fast.”
Kriti will be carrying this content-driven film on her own shoulders as she is all set to deliver probably one of her best performances so far playing a different, mature role of a mother for the first time. The upcoming film also features Pankaj Tripathi, Manoj Pahwa, Sai Tamhankar and Supriya Pathak. `Mimi` will narrate a quirky tale of a feisty and carefree girl (Kriti) who becomes a surrogate mom to make money. Directed by Laxman Utekar, `Mimi` is scheduled to release on July 30 on Jio Cinema and Netflix.
Laxman Utekar has also written the movie`s story and screenplay along with Rohan Shankar, who has penned the dialogues as well. `Mimi` is a remake of Samroudhhi Porey`s National Award-winning Marathi film `Mala Aai Vhhaychy!` (2011). It is produced by Jio Studios and Dinesh Vijan`s Maddock Films.
Apart from `Mimi`, the actor has an impressive lineup of films including `Adipurush`, `Bachchan Pandey`, `Bhediya`, `Ganapath`, `Hum Do Hamaare Do` along with another unannounced project.
With inputs from ANI