Many think that an actor’s job is to stay fit, be dedicated to his work, and keep out of trouble. But they do not see the struggle from bagging a role to delivering a superhit. The task is difficult, takes long hours, and often interferes with the actor’s private life. Stars these days go to incredible lengths to bring their best to their roles for their films. Some go on a diet, some work hard in the gym, and some acquire new skills. Bollywood actors and actresses have also learned different languages in order to master the accents of their characters. Take a look at the celebs who went that extra mile:
Acting in and as Sarbjit was not easy for the actor. He had to lose a lot of weight in a very short period of time. But the actor did all he had to and more to play the part right and do justice to his character. Other than his dialogues, he also learned Punjabi to get his accent right.
The actor floored us with his performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. To prepare for the role, Ranveer not only shaved his head, but also learned Marathi. He perfected the accent to sound like a proper Maratha general of the 18th century.
The actress’ 2013 action-drama Zanjeer also had a Tollywood version, titled Toofan. While Telugu happens to be actor Ram Charan’s native tongue, Pee Cee had to learn the language so she could deliver her dialogues right.
Deepika will always go the extra mile to perfect her character. She mastered the Gujarati accent for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, learned Tamil for Chennai Express, and Bengali for Piku. Her hard work paid off and she won several awards for all three roles.
The actress spent a lot of time in Kolkata, familiarizing herself with the city and preparing for her role in Kahaani. To make things easier, she learned Bengali, and spoke it so fluently, she was often mistaken for a local. Learning the language also helped her with her role in Te3n.
While Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan were both familiar with Bengali, Nawazuddin struggled with the language during the shoot of Te3n. With the help of his co-stars, he learned the language and got the accent right for his character.
Imran played a Haryanvi character in the 2013 comedy Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. For his role, the actor had to learn the language. He spent almost five hours every day mastering the accent, which he admitted was not an easy task.
While a big star in the South, the actor did not speak a word of Hindi before his debut in Bollywood. He suddenly found himself with the prospect of learning the language for his role in Raanjhanaa. He worked hard, day and night, to get the accent right, while adding his own charm to the role.
The master of perfection will leave no stone unturned to get his character right. He learned Marathi for his role as an Inspector in the 2012 thriller film, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within. Even for PK, he mastered the Bhojpuri accent, in which he spoke throughout the film.
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