Akshay Oberoi will essay the role of a local Haryanvi boy in his film 'Gurgaon', in which he plays the lead. The actor will be seen sporting a totally new look for the film.
He is supposed to portray a rough and tough character. Though the actor is not playing a boxer, his director wanted his look and physique to match that of a boxer.
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So, Akshay has been training hard in boxing these days. He has been following a specific diet to achieve the look.
Interestingly, to get his boxer's look right, he has hired a boxing trainer in Haryana itself. The actor opted for a local Haryana boxer, even though many people recommended him to train under some international boxers.
A source closes to Akshay says, "Most of our biggest names in Indian boxing come from Punjab and Haryana so while he was suggested to train under some big international names, he thought he'd rather train under a home talent on the land of boxers.