Fardeen Khan's recent photo, where his startling weight loss is clearly visible, has left everyone in awe, especially considering the oodles of weight he had piled on until not so long ago. Opening up on how the pic, captured impromptu by a paparazzi, went viral, Fardeen Khan told Hindustan Times, “It felt good to get a warm welcome. I didn’t even know that there was a photographer. People are so generous and talking about how I looked, it most certainly feels good. When you take a break and attempt to get back, especially when so much has changed in the industry, it is daunting. Such a reaction make it bit easier. It felt good that people are still interested in you and haven’t forgotten you.”
Speaking about how one's social-media presence has become paramount as opposed to when he would act before, Fardeen added, “We are navigating the digital age and social media, and the latter is a different animal. You are humbled by its power as it can be intrusive too. So, you have to make it work for you, be balanced and be authentic. It’s a great way to communicate with people who love your work.”
Shedding more light on his physical metamorphosis, the All the Best actor continued, “Back then, I wasn’t feeling my best. I am also dad to my daughter, 7 and son, 3, so I run after them, take them to school, play in the part etc. I wanted to reclaim myself, not just how I look, but how you feel, your energy level. So, six months ago, the lockdown worked for me and I focused on health and nutrition and lost weight. Later, I got a personal trainer and I have lost 18 kg this year. More importantly, I feel very good. I feel 25, which I had forgotten. We are in a business where you are expected to look good and that is a part of the motivation of working again. I am happy and it feels great.”
Highlighting why he took such a long break, Fardeen Khan commented, “I wanted to be there for her and my kids, who are the center of my world. I enjoy being a dad. Now that I am back, I feel like a newcomer. But I think I come with a certain degree of wisdom. You are calmer while approaching things and you have seen how things work. I am glad to be back.”
Well, good for you, Fardeen, keep it up.
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