Bollywood’s one of the favorite choreographer Ganesh Acharya has become an inspiration to many. He has lost a whopping 85 kgs in just a matter of 1.5 years. He won a National Award for his choreography of the song Maston Ka Jhund in 2013 movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
The National Award winning choreographer spoke to Hindustan Times recently about this change and said, “Karna hi tha! Ek soch thi ki I just have to do this. Logon ne Ganesh Acharya ko mota hi dekha hai (I had to do this! I had thought that I just have to do this. People have only seen the fat Ganesh Acharya), that’s why I wanted to change the image. I have lost almost 85kg now.”
Ganesh confesses that the journey was tough for him as it was a lot of work. He had put on 30-40 Kgs for a movie called ‘Hey Brother’ in 2015 and that is when he touched 200 Kgs. But look at him now!
He agreed that the one-and-half year process was difficult but he never gave up. “It was tough for me. I have been working on my body for the past one-and-a-half years. I had even put on 30-40kg for my film Hey Bro (2015), and my weight had then touched 200kg. Ab vahi weight utaar raha hoon (I am shedding that weight now).”
Acharya says he feels more energetic now. “I danced even when I had so much weight, but the difference between then and now is that the energy in my dance has doubled.”
So, if you need inspiration to hit the gym and grow fitter, let Acharya’s journey be the one.