“It is easy for me to explain what I did for my physical transformation. I played tennis, badminton, cricket, went swimming, walked in the morning, and hit the gym once a day. I went on a liquid diet for two months. It was difficult at first but I got used to it,” he sums up. The result is evident in the teaser and trailers of his upcoming film Maanaadu, directed by Venkat Prabhu and produced by Suresh Kamatchi’s V House Productions. STR’s energy in the film has amused not just his fans but everyone who watched them. “Had you seen in my earlier films, I was slow when I performed stunts or when I was chasing someone in a fight scene because I wasn’t in a good shape. After I lost around 25 kgs for Maanaadu, performing stunts was much easier. And this is a film that requires high energy as there are a lot of stunts and chases involved. So people will get to see that in the movie,” he says.