Tarun Malhotra goes on a no-salt diet for lovemaking scene in Cakewalk


Nation Next Newsroom | Oct 8, 2018 17:29

Tarun Malhotra

Model-turned-television actor Tarun Malhotra went on a strict no-salt diet in his Bollywood debut – Cakewalk – opposite Esha Deol Takhtani and popular Bengali actress Anindita Bose. In an interview, Tarun spoke about how he always wanted to act in Hindi cinema industry and said that he couldn’t believe that he was a just half an inch away from accomplishing his dream. Tarun also praised debutant director Ram Kamal Mukherjee for writing a realistic story.

Establishing the raging love as a couple in the film, the actors performed an intimate scene in the movie. While shooting the same scene the makers ensured that the crew was restricted to only the directors, DoP and only two female assistants. Tarun, when asked about his experience during the shoot, said, “It’s like living the private moments of those characters in the film. While I aim to act with honesty like I do in any other scene, I also ensure I maintain the respect and comfort of my co-actress. Assuming it’s quite mentally challenging for an actress, I request the cameraperson to roll the camera only after her intimation. And working with Anandita was an absolute delight. Her talent is personified with the sincerity that she portrays in her work.” 

Moreover for the intimate scene, Tarun had to look lean and muscular to enhance its sensuality. So, Tarun was on a hard-core work out regime with a combination of functional, weights and cardio. But he wanted to take it a notch higher so he went on a no-salt diet for three weeks and on a water retention program from a day prior to the shoot.

Tarun said, “I read the script and I knew the lovemaking scene held a considerable importance visa-vis the script and visuals of the film. So, I wanted to do the best that I could. However these techniques of going on a no-salt diet and water retention are ways for actors to achieve the temporary transformation required for the character in a limited span of time. These are done with utmost precautions and supervision under trained instructors and dieticians. So, don’t try this otherwise. And, it’s not easy man! Specially if you are a Punjabi who loves food.”

Cakewalk movie gives us a sneak peek into the lives of the women and depict the balance of their personal and professional journey in our society. Tarun Malhotra and Anindita Bose play husband and wife in the movie who celebrate their 1st anniversary at Novotel Hotel. 

While Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Abhra Chakraborty have directed Cakewalk, Shailendra Singh, Dinesh Gupta and Aritra Das have produced it under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainment.

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