Arjun Kapoor opens up about struggling with obesity

Wednesday 28th July 2021 07:08 EDT

Arjun Kapoor has yet again lost a lot of weight and is flaunting a fitter body these days. As gorgeous as he looks, his fitness journey hasn't been easy because of certain health issues. Sharing in his latest interview, Arjun said, “Not many know, but I have been battling obesity for the longest time. I was just not a fat kid, it was a health issue. It hasn't been easy. My underlying health condition has always made it a struggle for me to constantly stay a certain size.”

Arjun weighed a whopping 150 kgs at the age of 16. He later followed a rigorous fitness regime and stunned everyone with his body transformation before he made his Bollywood debut. The weight, however, came back a few years later, leading to social media trolling and excessive body shaming on the internet.

Arjun said, “The pressure to be relevant in the industry is immense and the negativity does get to you. When my films weren’t working to the level that I expected them to, the negativity just mounted. The triggers that had caused my health issue in the first place came back, but I tried hard to keep going and make every day count. When you are constantly engulfed in work, you don’t realise the slide that you could be going through. You could be crumbling from inside while putting on a brave face. It happened to me; it happens to a lot of people.”

The success of his last release 'Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar' helped Arjun achieve a better physique. He shared, “The success of this film meant a lot for me. I have been able to achieve a better physique and I credit my state of mind to be a huge factor for this.” On the work front, he is currently working on his next 'Ek Villain 2'. He also looks forward to the release of 'Bhoot Police' starring Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam, and Fatima Sana Shaikh.

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