Any actor is asked to be in a certain shape by directors and producers, so that they will fit the character, perfectly. Some people will be very particular about the kind of heroines and their structures they need too.
Rakul Preet Singh for De De Pyaar De had to go through such a demand it seems. Director, Akiv Ali asked her to look like Deepika Padukone in Cocktail, it seems.
The actress couldn't say no to him, as she thought doing a movie with Ajay Devgn and Tabu, will always be a help to the career.
But the actress is said to have never adhered to such requests in Telugu when she could be on top of her game and in demand.
She did amend few things but really went for such drastic changes in body it seems. Well, the actress seems to have given a lot of thought on how De De Pyaar De can be calculated risk than really being a deserving project.
In any case, Nayantara at one point of time, Anushka while working for Size Zero had to adhere to such "body" requests and pressures. Nayantara is still working doubly hard to keep up her shape while Anushka seems to be struggling. Let's see, how Rakul will be accepted in Hindi as her fans in South are unhappy with her transformation.