Hollywood star Kumail Nanjiani left his fans tongue-tied last year with his super transformation making headlines across the world. But when the “Eternals” actor dropped a New Year’s post over the weekend, the internet was suddenly divided.
Kumail Ali Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and podcaster primarily known for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley. He was then seen in the comedy film The Big Sick. He also co-wrote the movie with his wife Emily V. Gordon, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Nanjiani also has contributed his voice for Prismo on the animated series “Adventure Time” and starred in the TNT series Franklin & Bash and the Adult Swim series Newsreaders. His contribution towards comedy was shown when he co-hosted the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Nanjiani also played various roles on the comedy series Portlandia. He also starred in the action film Stuber.
Body Shaming And Steroids
The comments on Twitter and Instagram have sparked after Kumail update his New Year’s picture with his wife Emily.
Many mocked his ripped physique, commenting that he was on steroids. Others felt his head had changed shape, requesting him to keep away from “the medicines Hollywood was making him take.” On Twitter, a conversation of the reposted picture incited a blast of sentiments about Nanjiani’s appearance, with numerous users asserting (unjustifiably) that he was taking steroids to accomplish the look. Large numbers of these Twitterati-analysts also asserted that the studios weren’t right to “power” the actor to experience the change in any case.
Reps for Nanjiani didn’t quickly react to The Post’s solicitation for input about the online discussion. Nonetheless, the actor and screenwriter have recently been straightforward about his working out excursion and routine and throughout his journey he has been pretty vocal and all-over-instagram about this.
“I never thought I’d be one of those people who would post a thirsty shirtless, but I’ve worked way too hard for way too long so here we are. You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. I found out a year ago I was going to be in Marvel’s Eternals and decided I wanted to transform how I looked. I would not have been able to do this if I didn’t have a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world. I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. It would have been impossible without these resources and time. So big thanks to @grantrobertsfit who started working with me at the beginning of the year and made me understand true physical pain for months and months. Then, once we started shooting, a massive thanks to @davidhigginslondon and his team (@ellispartridge, @thebeardypt, @tomcheesemanfitness) for training me almost every day and making me strong, limber and injury free.
I can almost touch my toes now. (And thank you for forcing me to do cheat meals David.) Matthews Street Catering for their delicious and healthy meals. And finally, the biggest thanks goes to @emilyvgordon for putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year. I promise I’ll be interesting again someday.”
People also have been coming for support of Kumail Nanjiani on Twitter as well, many came to his defense, pointing out a double standard people seemed to have for Nanjiani, who is Pakistani-American, and the reception to muscular transformations that white actors have made for superhero movies. Some people shared the hypocrisy of people and the industry with,
Prior, in March, when Kumail had dazed the world when he uncovered his new look for The Eternals, he had uncovered that Bollywood’s Greek God, Hrithik Roshan, was a major motivation in his wellness venture and fitness.
In Men’s Health’s April main story, the entertainer said that he needed Kingo to be Bollywood Bruce Willis and Marvel’s John McClane. “I was like, ‘How can a character crack wise but still have tension, and not make it fee; like you’re making fun of the whole thing?'” Nanjiani had said. This time, he had a Bollywood inspiration. “I went to my trainer and said, ‘I want to look like this guy’,” he said. “This guy” was Hrithik.
The actual change wasn’t simple. Nanjiani battled with body dysmorphia after another eating routine and exercise system gave him an altogether new physical make-up. “I would prefer not to limit individuals who truly have crippling body issues. I don’t have that. In any case, I began getting someone dysmorphia. I’d look in the mirror and I’d see my abs – and when I looked once more, they would blur. I would just see the flaws,” he said. “At the point when I saw that response was the point at which I resembled, ‘OK, I obviously don’t perceive what’s really there. It’s something I’m attempting to know about and be better at, in light of the fact that that is not a decent method to be. You need to be simple on yourself,” he said.
Be that as it may, Kumail doesn’t shy away and opened up to the world about his new body; Nanjiani discovered it truly accommodating to see the response from his fans. And received much love and less hate! It is high time that we should stop body shaming and make world liveable for everyone.
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