Before joining the Bollywood bandwagon, Arjun Kapoor struggled a lot with his weight. At 140 kilos, he could not fit into any airline seats because he was in his own words, “fat!”
Well, when we talk about any airline seat, what we mean is the economy seat, of course. The actor could only fly business class owing to their wider seats. He could not run for more than 10 seconds and was always lethargic, temperamental and grouchy. And, he even suffered from asthma at the age of 22.
Before becoming an actor, Arjun even assisted filmmaker Nikhil Advani on films like Kal Ho Naa Ho and Salaam-e-Ishq. Well, it was during that time when he realised that he was not satisfied with just being behind the camera. Arjun Kapoor wanted to become an actor and those around him, also saw a spark of talent in him. But, what was standing between him and his dream? It was of course those 50 extra kgs. And, all he needed was a source of inspiration to change things for good.
Son of the ace Bollywood director, Boney Kapoor, Arjun took everyone by surprise when he appeared with chiselled physique and sculpted muscles in his first movie. His source of inspiration to get in shape was none other than the Dabangg actor, Salman Khan. Arjun believes that Salman was the one who spotted the acting talent in him.
So, when Arjun decided to make acting his profession, there was no looking back for him. What followed next was years of rigorous battle with his body fat.
He knew that getting back in shape was not going to happen overnight. So, by following a strict exercise regime with strong determination and will power, he managed to lose 50 kgs in four years!