Kabir Khan reveals Kartik Aaryan brought down body fat to 7 percent for 'Chandu Champion' role without steroids

16 May,2024 02:18 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

For his role in Chandu Champion, actor Kartik Aaryan brought down his body fat to 7 percent from 39 percent. Director Kabir Khan revealed he achieved this feat without steroids

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Ahead of the trailer launch, building more excitement among the fans, actor Kartik Aaryan treated fans with a new poster from the much-awaited sports drama 'Chandu Champion'. Kartik took to Instagram and posted a new glimpse of him from the movie. The actor had earlier shared the first poster of the film on Wednesday.

The poster captures Kartik standing in a boxing ring wearing his boxing gloves and black shorts. Little bruise on his face and he is also wearing a mouthguard.

After transforming his body for the role, the actor is flaunting his abs.

Sharing the poster, he wrote, "In the ring of life you have to keep fighting till your last breath to become a champion. Champion Aa raha hai ..#ChanduChampion.14thJune."

Helmed by Kabir Khan, 'Chandu Champion' is based on the extraordinary real-life story of a sportsman and his never-say-die spirit. Kartik will portray the character of Chandu.

Kartik went through an incredible transformation to get into the shape of his character. He transformed himself to get into the shape of his character.

Kabir Khan shared Kartik's transformation journey from 39-7 per cent body fat in his post on Thursday.

Sharing this new poster, Kabir wrote on Instagram, "The story of Chandu Champion is an incredibly inspiring true story but the journey that Kartik went through to become this champion is no less inspiring. I met him when he had put on weight for a role. He had 39 per cent body fat. I told him that he had to portray an international level multi-disciplinary sportsperson. He just smiled and said 'I will do it Sir'. A year and a half later with no use of steroids - something that he was adamant about - we took this photo on set. Body fat 7 per cent!! I'm proud of you @kartikaaryan."

As per a source close to the film, the actor has also focused on the Marathi dialect for 14 months. He had a language coach throughout who helped him to get a good hold of the language.

The trailer of the sports drama will be launched on May 18. Sajid Nadiadwala and Kabir Khan plan to launch the trailer of the film in Kartik's hometown. The film is all set to hit the theatres on June 14, 2024. It will serve as yet another Eid release for Kartik as Eid-al-Adha falls on June 16, 2024.

Apart from this, Kartik is currently shooting for the horror comedy film 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3'. Helmed by Anees Bazmee, the third part of the hit franchise also stars Vidya Balan and Triptii Dimri in the lead roles and is all set to hit the theatres on the occasion of Diwali 2024. He will also be seen in director Hansal Mehta's upcoming film 'Captain India' and director Anurag Basu's next 'Aashiqui 3'.

(with inputs from ANI)

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