Arjun Kapoor's big fat secret

Apr 16, 2012, 11:56 IST | Divya Unny

Not so long ago, an overweight Kapoor would lock himself up in a room full of his favourite film DVDs

Cousins Sonam and Arjun Kapoor have faced with one common problem during their growing up years. Both were overweight, but they dealt with it their own way.

While Sonam drowned herself in fashion magazines quite early on, giving her the edge she has today, Arjun seems to have invested all his attention towards films. Apparently during his teenage years the actor wouldn’t bother going partying or play sports, but instead would lock himself up in a room full of dvds.

Arjun Kapoor in 2008

Says a source, “We all have our own methods of dealing with our insecurities or weaknesses. Arjun found comfort in cinema. He wanted to watch and learn from as many different filmmakers as possible.

It made him feel like he was using his time well. He would sit and watch films for hours together, trying to understand different kinds of cinema, apart from Bollywood films that he grew up watching.”

So much so that today he owns a collection of over 7,500 dvds, all arranged neatly in alphabetical order in his room. Adds the source, “That stack contains everything from Hollywood to Bollywood to foreign films to documentaries.

With Parineeti in his forthcoming film

It’s like a film buff’s paradise in there. Even today, despite the fact that he’s been busy with his film, he tries to make sure he watches at least one film a day. It’s what keeps him going and he believes it’s the best way to judge his own work.”

From fat to fit
Interestingly it is also one of reasons that impressed his director Habib Faisal, as Arjun would effortlessly improvise during his scenes. Adds the source, “Watching films can influence you in a lot of ways and Arjun is trying to use those influences in his performance.” Well as long as he doesn’t advocate being a couch potato, we think this film buff’s going to go a long way.

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