Here’s why Gulki Joshi had to shed 9 ki­los for a tele­vi­sion show

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Ac­tors un­der­go­ing body trans­for­ma­tions for their on-screen roles is noth­ing new. And it’s not only Bol­ly­wood ac­tors who go the ex­tra mile to get their bod­ies in shape for their char­ac­ters, TV ac­tors too, are sweat­ing it out for their roles. Re­cently, TV ac­tor Gulki

Joshi (above), who is play­ing the role of mytho­log­i­cal char­ac­ter De­vaki in a show, had to lose al­most nine ki­los. Ac­cord­ing to sources, the mak­ers of the show asked her to shed a few pounds be­cause “the cos­tumes for the show are slightly re­veal­ing ow­ing to the char­ac­ter and story line.”

About her weight loss, Gulki says, “It’s al­ways the case with mytho­log­i­cal shows — they make one lose weight and stay fit. The char­ac­ter that I am play­ing in the show re­quired me to look less plump, so I had to hit the gym to get in shape be­fore I be­gan shoot­ing.” Ac­cord­ing to a source, to make her char­ac­ter look au­then­tic on-screen, “Gulki wears lot of dho­tis and bustiers with du­pat­tas, which show her stom­ach and arms, and hence look­ing a lit­tle toned was the only way [for her]”.

It’s al­ways the case with mytho­log­i­cal shows — they make one lose weight and stay fit GULKI JOSHI, AC­TOR

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