Put on weight? No prob­lem!

Ar­jun Kapoor says he won’t mind pil­ing on the ki­los if his di­rec­tor asks him to

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - Sa­marth Goyal ■ sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Ac­tor Ar­jun Kapoor (right) weighed over 140 kgs be­fore en­ter­ing the industry. The 30-year-old ac­tor lost 50 ki­los when he made his Bol­ly­wood de­but with Ishaqza­ade in 2012. And now, he says that if his role de­mands, he wouldn’t hes­i­tate to put on weight.

“Yes, I will def­i­nitely gain weight if the di­rec­tor asks me to. I think an ac­tor has to do what­ever his di­rec­tor asks him to, if he has said a yes to the film. I’ve al­ways main­tained that as an ac­tor, you should be mal­leable enough to adapt to the de­mands of ev­ery role that you chose,” he says.

Ar­jun ad­mits that it will be dif­fi­cult for him to shed the ki­los again, but says that he will not do an­other film till he has lost all that weight.

“Hon­estly, it has crossed my mind be­fore as well. Some­one like me will have to set aside a lot of time and un­dergo a very strict phys­i­cal reg­i­men to lose that ex­tra weight be­cause of my broad struc­ture and Pun­jabi genes (smiles),” he says.

It might be tough, but the ac­tor say that he will think it through and take on the chal­lenge. “It till be tougher for me. I mean I can’t just sign an­other film, look­ing like that with­out los­ing the ex­tra weight. So I will have to con­sider all th­ese pos­si­bil­i­ties be­fore I say yes to a film that expects to gain weight in the first place.”

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