Actor Ram Kapoor is unrecognizable after a year of taking a break from work. The TV actor, who won acclaim playing lead roles in serials like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Kasamh Se and later followed them up with character roles in Hindi films, has slimmed down considerably and has transformed to an extremely fit person. Two days ago, the actor shared a series of selfies with his followers on Instagram that showed off a much leaner look, complete with salt ’n’ pepper hair and a French beard.
Ram has lost about 30 kgs since he started his journey. “I was 130 kgs when I started and I want to lose another 25-30 kgs,” he said. His fitness journey started about two years ago when he decided that he wanted to be fit. “I decided that if I wanted to do achieve my weight goals, I will have to take time off from work. It would need t substantial length of time — six months to a year," he added.
“As soon as I wake up in the morning, I do an hour of weight-lifting on an empty stomach,” he added. “And, at night just before I sleep, I do cardio. I eat limited food during a period of eight hours. For the rest of the 16 hours, I don’t eat anything at all. I have given up dairy, oil, most carbs and sugar. I have given up normal food as I know it," the actor stated further.
“I knew this journey is going to be tough,” he accepted. “It is a hard decision to stop work completely for such a long period. I have been an unhealthy man for the last 10 years of my career. I am grateful that my fans accepted me the way I was, and that I had a career. At some point, I had to decide to get healthier. Once I made that decision, my health became the priority and my career took a back seat,” he said, quickly adding, “at least for the time being”.
“Both the audience and the industry had accepted and embraced how I used to look,” he explained. “Once I start looking fitter, I will have to reinvent myself as an actor and build a different image for myself. I will not be able to get the same kind of roles I was getting in the last decade. It’s probably going to be difficult, but that’s what gotten me really tied about this transformation,”
In a series of pictures posted on Instagram, Ram's salt n pepper look impressed the fans. On that, the actor shared, “I used to dye my hair for work but Gautami loves the salt ’n’ pepper look. And, now I love it too. If at all a project needs me to dye it, I will, otherwise I’ll stick with this.” He credited his wife for her full support and motivation. “Gautami is incredibly fit, which is a huge motivation. Eventually our kids are going to grow up and go away. It’s just going to be the two of us taking care of each other, travelling and growing old together. I had the option of either being the way I am, where she’d need to take care of me because of how fat I was, or I could get as healthy as her so that both of us can enjoy life together," signed off Ram.
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(Source: Mumbai Mirror)