The actor's former co-stars lavish praise on his achievement
Thakur Anoop Singh, who is known across the TV industry as Dritarashtra from Mahabharat won gold at a World Bodybuilding Meet held in Bangkok. The six foot tall muscular man defeated 70 contestants from 40 countries to bring home the title. He was amongst the 11 Indians who won in various categories.
Anoop had finished third at the Mr Asia Championships held recently. A proud man, he hoped that his win inspired Indians to make fitness a way of life. BollywoodLife spoke exclusively to Aham Sharma, his co-star from Mahabharat, who played Karn said, “My heartiest congratulations to Anoop. He is a very dedicated guy when it comes to fitness. Even when we shot for Mahabharat, he would work out regularly on the sets. Well done bro!”
Actress Vibha Anand, who essayed the role of Subhadra on the show gushed, “I am extremely happy for him. I got his message and felt truly proud. The last time I met him was last year in December when we went to Indonesia. He is extremely particular about his diet and workout and deserves these laurels.”
Fitness has always been a passion for Anoop, who is a pilot turned model-actor. He used to be a pilot who flew frequently however, the economic recession of 2008 forced him to look at other job opportunities.
He entered a modeling contest and impressed all the judges. Soon, he made an entry into the world of entertainment and bagged the role of Dritarashtra in the big-budget show that was telecast on Star Plus. His work was hugely appreciated.
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