Arjun Kapoor Recalls His Transformation Journey: From Losing Weight To Running Away From Mom's Death

'Ek Villain 2' actor, Arjun Kapoor opened up about his weight loss transformation and how difficult it was for him to accept the reality of his mom, late Mona Shourie's death, in a recent interview.


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Arjun Kapoor Recalls His Transformation Journey: From Losing Weight To Running Away From Mom's Death

Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor is back in action after a long gap of two years as he was last seen in the film, Panipat, which was released in 2019. The actor is grabbing all the headlines for his jaw-dropping body transformation in his recently-released film, Ek Villain 2. In the film, Arjun is sharing the screen with Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria and John Abraham. The actor is completely indulged in promoting his film, and in a recent interview with a news portal, Arjun shared his thoughts about his weight loss journey and the impact of his mother, Mona Shourie's death on him.

For the unversed, Arjun Kapoor was deeply-attached to his mother, late Mona Shourie, just like every kid in the world. Every now and then, he shares unseen pictures and videos from their memory lane. For instance, on Mona Shourie's 10th death anniversary, Arjun had bared his heart out as he penned down his painful hope to meet his late mother, sometime again in his life. While sharing a rare picture with his mother, Arjun had written:

"That's where we will meet again Maa... up there from where you watch over ansh & me... I miss you can't wait to see u again get held by u one more time hear ur voice one more time see u smile one more time... I'll see u soon... 10 years since I saw u last... everything in this life is redundant & pointless... the success the failure the good the bad they all remind me of not having u here... life is unfair... it's been unkind...u were taken away to early to see ur sacrifices pay off..."

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In an interview with The Indian Express, Arjun Kapoor talked about his massive body transformation that is now making the headlines. The actor talked about all the love and praises he is receiving for getting back into shape and inspiring people with his weight loss journey. However, when the actor was asked to recall his body transformation journey, Arjun revealed a few things about the same and stated how he had lost weight earlier in his career. During that time around, he was also dealing with the trauma of his mother, late Mona Shourie's death. The doting son admitted that he was unable to process the brutal reality that his mother was no longer him. Reflecting on the same, he said:

"I had lost weight earlier, but then my health took over, my life took over. I was trying to run away from realities of life, of losing my mother, so I lost weight, quite a bit."

Last month in a heart-to-heart conversation with PeepingMoon, Arjun Kapoor had talked about losing his mother, Mona Shourie, and shared how painful it was for him to face that particular phase of his life. The actor had admitted that even today, he hadn't recovered from the loss of his mother and still carries her strength with him every day. Arjun had also added that he feels that his sister, Anshula Kapoor is a representation of their mother. Sharing the grief, he had said:

"I carry the pain every day. I carry her strength every day. My backbone was broken and I was expected to run, not even walk. Till today I am recovering from that, I won't deny that. Yes, I have suffered loss and dealt with it to my best capacity. I see my sister Anshula Kapoor and get strength from her because she is the representation and extension of my mother. I don't know whether I lost time for wisdom from her but I lost time with her as I wanted to see her go through my journey."

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Going further in the interview, Arjun Kapoor had also shared how his mother, Mona Shourie Kapoor had passed away before the release of his debut film, Ishaqzaade. While Arjun's Ishaqzaade was released on May 11, 2012, the actor's mother had passed away on March 25, 2012. Recalling the same, the actor had shared how he was sitting all alone in his home, and he had nobody to celebrate his success with. Arjun had shared how his father, Boney Kapoor had gone with his daughter, Anshula Kapoor, for the latter's studies in America. He had shared:

"I sat alone the day the film was released because my sister was graduating, my mother had passed away and my father was with my sister in America. On the first day I sat alone at home and knew this is the rest of my life. I am going to be an actor and I had nobody to hug and share it with. I am close to my father but I have lived most of my life with my mother. When you lose a friend who is your parent it is very tough to come out."

On the professional front, Arjun Kapoor will be next seen in the film, Kuttey.

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