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How Madhvan transformed into a 22 year old

Both Aamir Khan and Madhavan had to work really hard to look like young IIT students. Things were slightly more difficult for Madhavan as he had to combat one of his most annoying health concern- his weight. Here's how he beat it.

entertainment Updated: Dec 02, 2009 14:39 IST

R Madhvan While Sharman Joshi didn’t have to work that hard on looking like a 22-year-old in Raj Kumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, Aamir Khan and Madhavan, one above 40 and the other in his late 30s, had to work really hard to look like young IIT students.

Things were bound to be slightly more difficult for Madhavan as he had to first fight one of his most annoying health concern- his weight, especially on his face. But, following Aamir’s footsteps made things easier for Madhavan. As Aamir had decided to play bandminton to become youthful and fit, Madhavan decided to follow suit to keep his weight in check.

Madhavan told a daily, “The fact that we shot at the Bangalore IIT really helped. Once we went into an actual institute, Aamir, Sharman and I immediately began to feel like students. Age was never an issue because I got the role after an audition. Once I fit in, no one was looking at my passport to check my age. As for the rest, including the physicality, once we got into the IIT everything else followed. Incidentally, I’ve studied in an institution similar to the IIT. I know that life.”

Most worried about his chubby face, Madhavan says, “I tend to put on weight on my face. I had to take care of that.”

Working out with Aamir seems to have paid off. Great going Madhvan!