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Arjun Kapoor has faced a lot of trolling since the time he made his debut in Bollywood. He recently expressed that audiences criticize his body type because they expect actors to look a certain way and are not familiar with his struggle.
In an interview, Arjun Kapoor said that his condition makes it difficult for him to lose weight quickly. He said that he wasn’t only overweight while growing up but also had a medical condition. He said that the negativity was magnified when he was going through a rough patch in his career.
Recently, he said in an interview, “Not many know, but I have been battling obesity for the longest time. I was just not a fat kid, it was a health issue. It hasn’t been easy. My underlying health condition has always made it a struggle for me to constantly stay a certain size. While I have been criticized a lot for my physique, I have taken it on the chin because people expect actors to be seen in a certain body type. I understand that. They haven’t understood the struggle that I have gone through and it’s alright. I have to only prove it to myself and to people who believe in me.”
He further said, “The pressure to be relevant in the industry is immense and the negativity does get to you. When my films weren’t working to the level that I expected them to, the negativity just mounted. The triggers that had caused my health issue in the first place came back, but I tried hard to keep going and make every day count. When you are constantly engulfed in work, you don’t realize the slide that you could be going through. You could be crumbling from inside while putting on a brave face. It happened to me; it happens to a lot of people.”
Arjun Kapoor was recently seen in Sardar Ka Grandson and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. He will be next seen in Ek Villain 2 and Bhoot Police.