May 25, 2012
The vivacious, spirited and presentable Gayatri Rao who was seen as a reporter in Gangaputrulu surprised all in her role as Shruti Hassan's friend in Gabbar Singh, but what shocked all was her her obese figure, she was nearly unrecognizable. Gayatri says it isn't new for her, the director in Happy Days too told her to add some calories. In Gabbar Singh director Harish Shankar wanted a plump look.
"I did what they told me to but was quite disappointed. One scene was chopped and they promised a song with Pawan Kalyan, when I reminded them, they started diverting the topic. It was originally narrated to me as a triangular love story. I did have lot of expectations and was upset. I should have realised that in big banners it's a hero who decides."
The actor has already started dieting and states that she has no qualms playing such roles but wonders if the filmmakers will portray it aesthetically and in a neat manner that Harish had done.