Ganesh Acharya on his drastic weight loss: I had to do this, to reveal a different me
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Ganesh Acharya on his drastic weight loss: I had to do this, to reveal a different me

Choreographer Ganesh Acharya’s latest pictures show him as being half his previous size. How did he do this? The National Award winner talks about his transformation — he has so far shed 85kg.

bollywood Updated: Jul 05, 2017 17:31 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
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Before and after: Choreographer Ganesh Acharya says that he has lost 85 kg in the past one-and-a-half years.

Ganesh Acharya’s latest pictures are sure grabbing eyeballs. The National Award-winning choreographer, in his recent appearances, has looked about half his previous size — and that’s because he has lost a whopping 85kg.

Talking about this drastic weight loss, Ganesh says, “It was tough for me. I have been working on my body for the past one-and-a-half years. I had even put on 30-40kg for my film Hey Bro (2015), and my weight had then touched 200kg. Ab vahi weight utaar raha hoon (I am shedding that weight now).”

Ganesh, who won the National Award for Best Choreography for the song Maston Ka Jhund in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), says that the motivation for his weight loss was to show people a different version of himself. “Karna hi tha (I had to do this)! Ek soch thi ki (I had this determination that) I just have to do this. Logon ne Ganesh Acharya ko mota hi dekha hai (people have only seen the fat Ganesh Acharya), that’s why I wanted to change the image. I have lost almost 85kg now,” he says.

Glad to have accomplished this weight loss, Ganesh adds that he has already started to feel the difference. “I danced even when I had so much weight, but the difference between then and now is that the energy in my dance has doubled,” he says.

Turning director with a Marathi film, Ganesh also plans to release a video about his weight loss. “I’m soon going to launch a video on YouTube that will showcase the journey of how I transformed my body,” he shares.

First Published: Jul 05, 2017 16:58 IST