Shruti Haasan piled on a few kilos to play a feisty small town Punjabi girl in Behen Hogi Teri.
The film, also starring Rajkummar Rao, is set to release on June 2.
"I think every character requires a certain look and vibe for it to be as real as possible. Given the family and background that Binny Arora was from, she needed to be slightly fuller and that's why I had to gain the weight," Shruti said.
The actress, who will soon begin work on her next film "Sanghamitra", is back to her fit self.
"Thankfully it paid off given the amazing response our trailer got. Soon after the film shoot, I got back to my intense workout regime and made sure I lost all that weight and then some, especially since I was going to start my combat training prep for Sangamithra," she said.