85kg off, Ganesh rev­els in his en­ergy

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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”.

PHOTO: SHAKTI YA­DAV

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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