The 29-year-old actor made his Bollywod debut with erotic thriller 'Hate Story 2', which was a clear departure from the roles he has so far portrayed on TV shows. His upcoming film 'Desi Kattey' is about guns and gangsters.

"I want to change my image. I don't want to play a cute guy in films. The audience has seen me in that role in my shows on TV. But I am making a conscious decision to stay away from such roles in films," said Bhanushali.

"Why will people pay Rs 300 and watch me do the same thing again? I want to do something different. I want my work to have a shock value in a good way," he added.

In the Anand Kumar-directed action drama 'Desi Kattey', Bhanushali will play the role of Gyani, a small time worker in a hand-made pistol factory, who eventually represents India at the Olympics as a shooter.

In order to fit the role, the actor says he honed his shooting skills with a coach besides working on his body and over all look.

"I trained with a shooting coach in order to get the basic posture and knowledge about guns. Also, I did not shave for months and kept growing my beard because I wanted to sport a rugged, mature look. When I started shooting I weighed 82 kgs and so I lost eight kgs in order to look like a boy who is impoverished. And for the second half I worked out to get a more muscular body like a sportsman," he said.

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