Fit­ness is my pri­or­ity: Shar­man

The ac­tor says he has al­ways fo­cused on keep­ing a good physique and that he does not mind chang­ing his looks for a role

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - YASHIKA MATHUR

From play­ing a young, thin col­lege stu­dent in the 2001 hit, Style, to play­ing a sexy and suave man in Vishal Pandya’s up­com­ing erotic thriller,

Shar­man Joshi (left) has changed his physique dras­ti­cally. The ac­tor says fit­ness is some­thing that he has fo­cused on since a long time. “I have al­ways been in­volved in main­tain­ing a fit physique. I am glad peo­ple have no­ticed how much I have worked on my­self, and all the more be­cause none of my pre­vi­ous films ever de­manded this kind of look,” says the ac­tor.

Em­pha­sis­ing the need to adapt his body to suit a par­tic­u­lar char­ac­ter, Joshi, who has played di­verse roles in films such as Rang De Bas­anti (2006), Gol­maal (2006), Life In a…Metro (2007), Sorry Bhai! (2008) and 3 Idiots (2009), says, “There have been times when a par­tic­u­lar role re­quired me to break down into a thin per­son and I have worked on not look­ing so fit. All of this comes in a pack­age and is part of my pro­fes­sion.”

Shar­man has played a col­lege stu­dent and a car­ing fa­ther and has also been a the­atre artist. He says that ex­per­i­ment­ing with his roles has al­ways been on his mind.

“I have con­sciously made an ef­fort of mix­ing up the kind of projects that I take up be­cause then it does not bore the cre­ative artist in me. There has never been a point when I was un­sure about my de­ci­sion of try­ing some­thing new,” says Joshi.

I have al­ways been in­volved in main­tain­ing a fit physique. I am glad peo­ple have no­ticed how much I have worked on my­self

Shar­man Joshi, ac­tor

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