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Magna Lounge was bub­bling with ex­cite­ment when the ir­re­sistibly hunky ac­tor, R Madhavan, stepped in, to un­veil the March 2016 is­sue of ‘Health & Nu­tri­tion’, the cover of which he had graced. Dressed in a smart grey jacket, ca­sual tee and jeans, the ac­tor un­veiled the siz­zling cover of the is­sue in front of the me­dia. He was joined on the dais by Nari Hira, Chair­man, Magna Pub­lish­ing Co Ltd, Vin­o­dini Kr­ish­naku­mar, Edi­tor, ‘Health & Nu­tri­tion’, and Ru­pali Suri, the charm­ing em­cee for the event. Ru­pali jump­started the press con­fer­ence by ask­ing Madhavan how it felt to be on the cover of ‘Health & Nu­tri­tion’, to which the ac­tor cheer­fully replied, “It feels great! And yes, over the years, I have re­al­ized the im­por­tance of eat­ing right and stay­ing healthy.” The floor was then thrown open to the me­dia, with ques­tions on his new bulked-up avatar tak­ing cen­tre stage. “Ev­ery­one is ask­ing me about my trans­for­ma­tion. I was into gym­ming even when I was in the NCC (Na­tional Cadet Corps) in col­lege, but when you keep train­ing the wrong way, fa­tigue sets in and you tend to put on weight. It took me a long time to re­al­ize that. But the whole process of work­ing out now was a great learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.” When asked about any spe­cific diet he fol­lowed to sup­ple­ment his body­build­ing regime, he wit­tily replied say­ing, “I am go­ing to come out with a video telling ev­ery­one I am a veg­e­tar­ian, and that I didn’t con­sume any pro­tein sup­ple­ments ei­ther. The only thing I did was not eat any­thing af­ter 6 p.m, and I hit the sack by 10 p.m - that worked!” As for not be­ing part of any con­tro­ver­sies through­out his filmi ca­reer, he hu­mor­ously replied that he was clever and stayed away from them. “Ac­tu­ally, my life re­volves around my films. I am con­stantly shift­ing from one film to an­other, so I cher­ish my time at home. I love spend­ing qual­ity time with my fam­ily, es­pe­cially my son Vedant. I am a dot­ing fa­ther but I don’t know if I am a re­spon­si­ble one,” he stated jok­ingly. To a ques­tion on turn­ing di­rec­tor, now that he was into pro­duc­ing and writ­ing his own movie scripts, he said, “The one thing you need to be a di­rec­tor is pa­tience, and that is some­thing I lack in heaps!” With laugh­ter from the au­di­ence and a loud round of ap­plause, the un­veil­ing came to a close with the fran­tic cam­era­men snap­ping pic­tures of Madhavan, along­side the poster of his rock­ing cover!

Nari Hira, R. Madhvan, Vin­o­dini Kr­ish­naku­mar & Ru­pali Suri

Ashok Da­mankar & R. Madhvan

Nari Hira & R. Madhvan

R. Madhvan

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