Shahid Kapoor on Kabir Singh: Actors are used to looking the best & I had to look disinterested about my body

Kabir Singh starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani will hit the screens on June 21, 2019.
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For an actor, to lose and gain weight for a film is one of the most difficult parts and Shahid Kapoor had to do the same for Kabir Singh. Yes, to begin with, Shahid had to put on eight kilos and later, lose 14 kilos, and for someone who is a fitness freak, we are sure it would have been a mammoth task but like they say, an actor can go to extreme lengths for his role and Shahid did the same. Nowadays, as we all know, Shahid Kapoor is busy with the promotions of Kabir Singh and during an interview, this Udta Punjab actor opened up about his body transformation.

But now that the shooting is done and the film is nearing its release, Shahid Kapoor is back to his chiseled look, and workout routines as often, the actor is snapped outside the gym. Talking about his body transformation, Shahid informed Mid-Day, “It’s always character before your personal life. The team decided to first shoot the portions that saw me out of shape. The character goes through an emotional phase; he is self-destructive and doesn’t care about how he looks. Actors are used to [looking] their best, at all times. But, here, I had to look as disinterested as I could about the way I appeared.”

After putting on 8 kilos, Shahid had to shed 14 kilos to look younger for the portion where he plays a young college boy in the film where we see him romance Kiara Advani. “I wanted to look boyish for the younger portions to play a medical student. I didn’t want a perfect body; one that was manicured or chiselled because that’s not how college-going boys look. Seventy-five per cent of what you eat depends on your diet. I don’t drink alcohol and am a vegetarian. Generally, I live a healthy lifestyle. To lose weight, I needed to severely cut the calories I consumed, and train harder,” informed Shahid. On the work front, Shahid was last seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu and in Kabir Singh, Shahid will be seen romancing Kiara Advani for the first time on screen.

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Shahid Kapoor sir hat's off to you have really worked very hard on your body transformation for Kabir singh movie I really appreciate the physic of your body your are the best actor of this young generation of Bollywood industry stay fit like this always

So what! Abhishek gained a whole lot of weight for his role in Guru in an era where all actors were obsessed with getting a six-pack. You're not the first actor to go through this.

<3 looking forward to the movie

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