TV actor Jay Bhanushali, who is making his debut in Bollywood with action-drama `DesiKattey`, says his character in the film eventually turned him into a shooting expert.
The 29-year-old `Kayamath` actor is playing a pistol manufacturer in the Anand Kumar directed film. “I play this character called Gyani. He is a boy who makes desi pistol since he was a child. It is a story about how this boy represents India as a shooter in Olympics.
“I became a shooting expert after dealing with pistols so much. When the story was narrated to me by Anand (director), I thought this is the film I should start my film career with,” Bhanushali said.
`DesiKattey` is set to hit theatres on August 28. Known for his boy-next-door image on the small screen, the actor has gone for a major makeover for the film. He has grown his beard for the role.
“I have worked hard for this look. It has been almost eight months since I shaved. I also had to lose weight for the first half of the film but in the second half I had to look little bit muscular. So, I had to work on the transformation,” he said.
Bhanushali said he would soon be getting back to his normal look for his stint on TV. The actor has done a variety of things on TV, be it hosting shows, playing the lead in soaps or participating in reality shows.