'Rajneeti' shoot plays havoc on Manoj Bajpayee's weight

Nov 10, 2009 IANS

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Shooting for Prakash Jha's "Rajneeti" in Bhopal took a toll on Manoj Bajpayee's weight as he couldn't help gorging on chicken biryani and mutton dishes every other day.

"During the whole shoot of this film too much indulgence in food prevailed. Though I sometimes exercised too, but wondered about the restlessness of my tongue. In Bhopal, every other day we are treated with chicken biryani or a mutton dish," Manoj posted on his blog manojbajpayee-en.itzmyblog.com.

"The end of a day's lunching is immediately followed by planning the other day's menu. It seems that I am failingly trying to keep my weight in control; reason being the uncertainty behind coming back to Bhopal for shooting again. After almost two and a half years of leaving smoking have I been able to enjoy the real taste of food. And it feels great. It wasn't so when I was a smoker," he added.

The actor, who recently featured in Madhur Bhandarkar's "Jail", has been in Bhopal for a while as he is shooting the last schedule of "Rajneeti".

"Rajneeti" is a political satire and features Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor in different avatars. The two have created waves together in their recently released romantic comedy "Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani".

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