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Bollywood’s newcomer Armaan Jain's debut film is ready to take off but his love life is yet to begin. Armaan Jain says that he has never had girlfriend probably because he was over weight. His way of looking at not having any girlfriend is because he was fat.
"I've never had a girlfriend. It sounds very funny but I haven't. I don't know why. It was probably because I was around 95 kilos, so no one probably looked at me. After that also, all the girls I knew made me their brother. They tied me rakhi. And I started working very young. I was focused. I didn't have time to go out also," Armaan, who assisted filmmaker Karan Johar when he was a teenager, said.
Armaan Jain confesses that he has not lost weight to get a girlfriend but to pursue his dream of acting. "I was really fat. I wanted to pursue acting. I realised that I had to stop eating at some point and get serious with gymming and diet," said the football lover.
Son of the investment banker Manoj Jain and Rima, daughter of Raj Kapoor didn’t know how his parents would react when he quit his education and join film industry. Infact, it came as a surprise for them though they fully support and are proud of his decision.
"I was nervous before telling my parents. They never thought I would take this decision. They were anxious as in how will I learn the craft. But they have been very supportive. They told me to follow my passion and that they would back me up as long as I work hard," he said.
Armaan, who left business management course midway to build a career in the film industry, says his weight fluctuates often."Before going to college I had lost weight. I put on 12 kg again and then I lost again. It's been going up and down. My lowest was 66 kg. I put on weight and then I lose.
"It's like music. I have personal best after every two weeks. My favourite was 'Khalifa' and now it's 'Mawwali qawwali'. My weight fluctuates every week," said Armaan, who was the student of London's Regents College.
Being related to the Kapoor family of Bollywood might seem like a life full of movies and songs, but he says that it wasn't so.
"Growing up was not filmy or watching too many films. Coming from an investment banking background, for me it was more of watching stock markets than films. It was more of watching sports than movies. For me, it was never about taking tips or advices. It's about discovering myself," said Armaan.
The grandson of late actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor is all set to make his acting debut with Arif Ali's Lekar Hum Deewana Dil also featuring Deeksha Seth which will release on July 4.
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Story first published: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:46 [IST]