Riz Ahmed reveals undergoing major weight transformation to portray rapper in ...

Riz Ahmed reveals undergoing major weight transformation to portray rapper in ...
Riz Ahmed reveals undergoing major weight transformation to portray rapper in ...
Riz Ahmed reveals undergoing major weight transformation to portray rapper in new film Mogul Mowgli

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Riz Ahmed has revealed undergoing a major weight transformation for his latest role in Mogul Mowgli.

The 38-year-old actor told IndieWire the intense physical demands improved his performance as a New York-based British-Pakistani rapper diagnosed with a degenerative autoimmune disease.

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'I lost [about 22 pounds] in three weeks. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I had a professional dietician working with me, but it was really grueling and took me emotionally to an intense place, which probably informed the movie. That was a big part of it, being in a place of weakness and fatigue and insatiable hunger,' Riz said.

Weight transformation: Riz Ahmed, shown in April in Los Angeles, has revealed undergoing a major weight transformation for his latest role in Mogul Mowgli

Weight transformation: Riz Ahmed, shown in April in Los Angeles, has revealed undergoing a major weight transformation for his latest role in Mogul Mowgli

Riz cited Oscar-winning actor Daniel Kaluuya, 32, to put his weight loss in context.

'Dan Kaluuya said something I liked: ''If you're in your head, you're dead.'' I think that's true. Acting has to be in

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