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First look: Sushant Singh Rajput as Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Sungh Rajput is in the 'slim fit' mode. Don't believe us? Check out his picture from his next film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. The actor has lost oodles of weight to fit into the skin of his character. The Dibakar Banerjee film revolves around the first adventure of Byomkesh, who's freshly out of college.

To be co-produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions and directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the movie is set in the Kolkata of 1942.

Sushant will be pitted against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.

The Kai Po Che actor is leaving no stone unturned to do justice to his character. He is expected to shed around 8 kilos for the film, apart from learning Bengali culture.

"I've been observing Bengali culture and people during my stay. I've been eating specific local dishes to understand Bengalis better, so that when I start shooting, I hope I'm able to convincingly portray a young Bengali man from 1942," the actor had told Hindustan Times in one of his interviews.

If this was not enough, the current heartthrob will also attend a series of theatre workshops (over a period of 15 days) at the Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts Research in Puducherry.

In case you didn't know this already...
The actor who's touted as one of the most promising newcomers started his career in 2013 with Kai Po Che. He went on to Shuddh Desi Romance opposite Parineeti Chopra. Sushant would be seen with Aamir Khan in P.K. and Shekhar Kapur's Paani.