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Tarun Khanna's quick weight loss for TV show

IANS  |  Mumbai 

underwent a rigorous diet control plan and workout regime to lose weight for a segment in a television show "Maurya".

The historical saga's ongoing track shows Ambhi Kumar (Ankur Nayyar) has trapped (Kartikey Malviya) and (Khanna) in dark pit where he has challenged them to survive in extreme situations and find their way out of the pit.

After the five-year leap in the show, Chankaya and eventually find their way out of the pit, and to fit the character of post leap, chose to lose weight.

Tarun said in a statement: "I really enjoyed the role of in 'Chandragupta Maurya' and I consider the show to be very close to my heart. I always try to give my best while acting so that the audiences enjoy the show as much as I enjoy doing it.

"At the moment, we are showcasing one of the most difficult challenges faced by Chandragupta Maurya, which was surviving in the pit for 5 years. As the show will take a 5-year leap, we are finally coming out of a dark pit where we weren't provided with or basic necessities. My character demanded me to look thin and lean and hence, I lost close to 8 kg within 20 days to suit the part."

Tarun said he is a vegetarian.

"I skipped taking proteins and increased my intake of water. I included water-based fruits in my diet which helped me stay hydrated and light throughout day. Instead of the gym, I used to do long distance running," he said.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 23:06 IST