Kartik Aaryan Undergoes Intense Physical Transformation for New Role in ‘Chandu Champion’


The world of Bollywood is often characterized by glitz and glamour, but the commitment that drives its stars goes far beyond the red carpet. In his latest act of dedication to his craft, Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan exemplifies this as he steps into the shoes of a pugilist for director Kabir Khan’s upcoming film ‘Chandu Champion’. Known for his earlier roles that banked heavily on his romantic-comedy charm, Kartik’s latest venture is a testament to his versatility as an actor.

‘Chandu Champion’ tells the heartening real-life story of a sportsman who overcomes adversity through an unwavering will to succeed. To do justice to such a character, Kartik has plunged into an arduous 14-month training regimen, not only to nail the right hooks and uppercuts but to authentically depict the ethos of a true middleweight boxing champion. His journey involved grueling sessions with professionals, where he shared the ring with bona fide boxing champions, pushing his physical and mental boundaries to the limits.

But the transformation did not stop in the gym. Off the ring, Kartik undertook a significant dietary overhaul. By banishing sugar from his meals and adopting a meticulously planned nutrition plan, he shed a commendably daunting 20 kilograms, a physical metamorphosis that will bring considerable authenticity to the role of a lithe, robust boxer onscreen.

The anticipation for ‘Chandu Champion’ is rapidly building, propelled by a storyline that is as grand as it is compelling. The tale is a prodigious mix of spirited determination and a never-say-die attitude, resonant with passionate sports enthusiasts and moviegoers alike. This film marks the first time Kartik has collaborated with the esteemed director Kabir Khan, the mastermind of several cinematic gems. The collaboration doesn’t end here, as the duo reunites with renowned producer Sajid Nadiadwala, the powerhouse behind the film ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’, which was a momentous success.

Jointly produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Kabir Khan, ‘Chandu Champion’ is slated for a release on June 14, 2024. With the elements of an intricate story arc and outstanding production, the film is expected to resonate with audiences worldwide, creating an indelible impression and inspiring countless with its tale of relentless willpower.

The trajectory of Kartik Aaryan’s portfolio is fascinating, especially when we consider his upcoming projects. He is all set to reprise his role in ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3’, the next installment in the popular supernatural comedy franchise. Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film promises another enthralling comedy, and with stars like Vidya Balan and Triptii Dimri, audiences are in for a treat come Diwali 2024.

Furthermore, the spotlight shines bright on Kartik as he steps into the much-awaited ‘Aashiqui 3’, under the direction of acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Basu. The ‘Aashiqui’ series has become something of a cultural phenomenon since its inception in 1990, with the second installment reviving the legacy as a massive box-office hit. With the baton passed to Kartik, the hype around his role in this romantic saga is palpable.

In crafting his role for ‘Chandu Champion’, Kartik Aaryan has not only sculpted his physique to perfection but has, more significantly, demonstrated the transformative power of dedication and the essence of method acting. As we await the reveal of Kartik’s efforts on the big screen, his journey from a beloved romantic figure to a formidable screen boxer encapsulates the transformative journey of an artist committed to his art. With inputs from ANI, it’s clear that Kartik Aaryan is a name that will echo in cinephile conversations for years to come.

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