Armaan Jain’s debut film is ready to take off, but his love life is yet to begin. The 23-year-old grandson of late actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor confesses that he has never been in a relationship, probably due to his weight.
“I’ve never had a girlfriend. It sounds very funny, but I haven’t. I don’t know why. It was probably because I was around 95 kilos, so no one probably looked at me. After that also, all the girls I knew made me their brother. They tied me rakhi,” says the Bollywood debutant.
“And I started working very young. I was focused. I didn’t have time to go out also,” adds Armaan, who assisted filmmaker Karan Johar when he was a teenager. If not for a girlfriend’s sake, the son of investment banker Manoj Jain and Raj Kapoor’s daughter Rima, chose to cut down on fat to become an actor.
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“I was really fat. I wanted to pursue acting. I realised that I had to stop eating at some point and get serious with gymming and diet,” he says.
Being related to the Kapoor family of Bollywood might seem like a life full of movies and songs, but Armaan says that it wasn’t so. “Growing up was not filmy or watching too many films. Coming from an investment banking background, for me, it was more of watching stock markets than films,” he says.
His decision to quit education and join the film industry came as a surprise to his parents, but they supported him. “They told me to follow my passion and that they would back me as long as I work hard,” he says.