Madhavan, who will be seen in a Tamil flick after a long time, is upbeat about his role in his upcoming film, Irudhi Suttru. Confident about his physique, the Alaipayuthey actor compares his biceps with that of the renowned bodybuilder turned actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"I learned different ways of working out. I learned a lot about my body. Let me just say that Arnold Schwarzenegger had 20-inch biceps when he did his first film, and when I did 'Irudhi Suttru', being a vegetarian I managed 18 and half inches," said Madhavan.
On being questioned why he chose US to get his body in shape, he said, "Because had I been here, I would've just eaten curd rice and puri bhaji. I went there because you need to put yourself into a mental state before you get the physical state right. I first learned boxing when I went there."
"But then I realised that in the film, I'm not doing boxing and that I have to do more training so I started training. And that's when I realized that if you have to do boxing for even 40 seconds, how much preparation - strength, stamina and energy - you need," the actor added.
The trailer of Irudhi Suttru will be unveiled today by actor and Madhavan's close friend Sivakarthikeyan at 4:30 PM. Madhavan plays a boxing coach in the movie.