Mumbai, 17 March, 2020: Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon, who plays a surrogate mother in her upcoming film Mimi, put on 15 kilos for her role and will go on a diet now – for the first time in her life. Mimi is an official adaptation of 2011 National Award winning Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy.

Kriti has shot the portions where she is supposed to look heavier and will now get back in shape for portions where she will look lean,apart from a song. Kriti told Mumbai Mirror, “Now, the struggle is to get back into shape and have a great body again. Knocking off extra calories can be pretty tedious. I hadn’t even worked out for the past few months, so even my mobility was down.”

Talking about her own dietary habits, she added, “I didn’t think I would be able to do this because I have always been skinny. In fact, I can eat everything, from pizza to pasta and dal makhani because I’m blessed with good metabolism. I hope I haven’t lost that because of this film.”

About headlining the film that also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Kriti recently told in an interview, “I am very happy. But it’s also a bit of a responsibility on your shoulder. I feel I am ready for carrying an entire film, and think so is my audience. Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) changed things for me. People started looking at me as an actor seriously, they appreciated my performance. It was a big deal for me. When Luka Chuppi did well, I felt my thinking is resonating with the audience. They liked what I liked, and hopefully, that continues!” Produced by Dinesh Vijan, Mimi is scheduled to be released this year.

Apart from Mimi, Kriti also has Bachchan Pandey where she will be paired opposite Akshay Kumar.