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Last Updated Thursday December 03 2020 01:33 PM IST

Mohanlal sheds pounds the French way for 'Odiyan'

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Megastar Mohanlal is all set for a dramatic makeover for his upcoming movie Odiyan. He has already started arduous workout sessions and Yoga for this. A 25-member expert team from France is already with Mohanlal to ensure a perfect transformation of the actor to Odiyan, the film's director Shrikumar Menon mentioned on Twitter.

Professionals who train Hollywood actors are being brought in for the purpose. The team which gauged Mohanlal's fitness level has fixed 35 to 40 days for the makeover process.

There French team includes masseurs, Ayurveda experts, skin specialists, and fitness trainers among others. Mohanlal fans are excited to see the vintage Mohanlal they had been longing to watch.

Presently, different stages of the 65-year-old Manikkan's life are being picturized. The Odiyan team has already scheduled a 40-day recess.

Earlier, climax scenes of the movie were shot in and around Palakkad. The month-long shooting schedule started on October 6. Menon said stunt master Peter Hein started choreographing action scenes for the film by pushing aside two major commitments. He also hoped that the stunts in the film might win Hein another national award. The 12-minute climax scene is touted to be the highlight of the film.

Prashant Madhav handles the production design. A set sprawling many acres of land has been recreated as Odiyan's world at Thenkurissi in Palakkad. The movie is scripted by national award-winning writer Harikrishnan. Shaji Kumar cranks the camers and M. Jayachandran composes the music. 

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