85kg off, Ganesh revels in his energy
Ganesh Acharya’s latest pictures are sure grabbing eyeballs. The choreographer, in his recent appearances, has looked about half his previous size — and that’s because he has lost a whopping 85kg.
Asked about it, Ganesh says, “I’ve been working on my body for one-and-a-half years. I had put on 30-40kg for my film Hey Bro (2015), and my weight had then touched 200kg. Ab vahi weight utaar raha hoon (I’m losing that weight now).”
Ganesh, who won the National Award for Best Choreography for the song Maston Ka Jhund in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), says that the motivation for his weight loss was to show people a different version of himself. “Karna hi tha! Ek soch thi ki I just have to do this. Logon ne Ganesh Acharya ko mota hi dekha hai, that’s why I wanted to change the image. I have lost almost 85kg now,” he says.
And he has started to feel the difference. “I danced even when I had so much weight, but the difference between then and now is that the energy in my dance has doubled.” Turning director with a Marathi film, he plans to release a video to “showcase my journey of how I transformed my body”.