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‘Veeram’ first look: Kunal Kapoor transforms into warrior in this epic tale

Actor Kunal Kapoor, who is popular for his role in Aamir Khan’s ‘Rang De Basanti’, is making to the headlines today. Well, the reason is his upcoming movie ‘Veeram’. A periodical drama, ‘Veeram’ is helmed
India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi August 18, 2016 18:58 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Actor Kunal Kapoor, who is popular for his role in Aamir Khan’s ‘Rang De Basanti’, is making to the headlines today.

Well, the reason is his upcoming movie ‘Veeram’.

A periodical drama, ‘Veeram’ is helmed by National Award winning filmmaker Jayaraj Nair.

The movie is an adaptation of legendary poet Shakespear's classic ‘Macbeth’.

Kunal Kapoor, who plays the lead in the movie, released the teaser poster of the movie on his Twitter account along with a caption, “Here is the first teaser poster of my new film #Veeram @VeeramOfficial Can't wait for u guys to see it :)”.

The actor is spotted in a never seen before avatar in the movie. Kunal plays the role for an ancient Kerala warrior and is sporting long tresses. In fact, he has reportedly gained 12 kgs of weight for the movie.

Set in 13th century Kerala, the film resuscitates the real life character made famous through folklore literature and songs.

Action choreographer Allan Poppleton, who has worked on films such as "300", "Hunger Games" and "Avatar", has been roped in to take care of the action sequences in the movie. Award-winning make-up artist Trefor Proud has also been brought on board.

Reportedly, ‘Veeram’ will be a tri-lingual movie and is being made in Malayalam, Hindi and English.