The journey of Kartik Aaryan transforming into Chandu Champion: “Achieving 7% Body Fat Without Steroids”

“I’m proud of you, Kartik Aaryan,” expressed director Kabir Khan.

Kabir Khan, the director of Chandu Champion, gave a big shoutout to Kartik Aaryan, who plays an athlete in the film. Khan mentioned in an Instagram post that when he approached Aaryan for the role, his body fat was 39%. Khan wrote about Aaryan’s remarkable physical transformation, stating, “The story of Chandu Champion is incredibly inspiring, but Kartik’s journey to become this champion is equally inspiring. When I met him, he had gained weight for another role, with 39% body fat. I told him he had to portray an international-level multi-disciplinary sportsperson. He just smiled and said, ‘I will do it, Sir.’ A year and a half later, without the use of steroids – something he was adamant about – we took this photo on set. His body fat was 7%! I’m proud of you, Kartik Aaryan.”

Kartik Aaryan reshared Kabir Khan’s post, writing, “My biggest reward. Thank you, Kabir Khan Sir, for being my biggest motivator and for being by my side every step of this transformational journey.”

Read Kabir Khan’s post here:

On Wednesday, Kartik Aaryan shared his poster from the film, writing, “Champion Aa Raha Hai (Champion is coming). Super excited and proud to share the first poster of the most challenging and special film of my career, Chandu Champion.”

Directed by Kabir Khan, the sports drama “Chandu Champion” is scheduled to release in theaters on June 14th.

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