Krishna Shroff on Taapsee Pannu ashamed for his muscular body: Strength training does not make you bulky; it’s a myth, I hope it will be destroyed very soon | Hindi movie news
Although you stay away from showbiz, you command a following big fan on social media through your fitness efforts. Where does your love of fitness come from?
I have always said that I will be grateful to find the physical form. It really gave me an identity of my own, far from the surname where I come from. I think my love for fitness was born from the very beginning. As far as I can remember, I have been an active person throughout my childhood. I only attended school so I could play for the sports team. I was active in all kinds of sports, soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton – you name it, I played it. I played it not just for fun but for my team at school. Whenever I have free time, I like to be outside, close to nature. I go hiking; I like the sun. It all comes down to fitness. But if you’re only talking about training and the gym, then I found out only five and a half years ago. There has been no turning back since. He has become my number one love and on top of that I live in too, so I’m really grateful that I found him. I keep saying it’s the best decision of my life.
While you must be receiving fabulous comments about your toned physique and stunning appearance, how do you deal with negative comments on social media?
To be honest, I don’t really deal with these negative comments because I feel like the support and love I get is immense and it automatically tends to drown it all on its own. If I’m in the mood, I might just give it back to the troll, just for a laugh. I don’t let these outside noises bother me too much anymore. Now that I have found this new confidence and security with myself, I am comfortable with who I am, which is why I put myself forward. So what a troll says on social media doesn’t really affect that.
Recently, Taapsee Pannu was humiliated for her muscular appearance in ‘Rashmi Rocket’. What do you think of the same?
This one has to be the most boring thing. This is ignorance at its peak. This is one of the myths that I hope will be destroyed very soon. Strength training doesn’t make you bulky. What will make you bulky is your nutrition. If you are going to eat pizza and burger for lunch and dinner, it will make you bulky. Lifting heavy weights will increase your muscle mass and muscle takes up less space in your body than fat, making you leaner and toned. It’s that easy, guys. Let’s not complicate matters.
You had talked about being a chubby kid before. How does shame affect people and how can it be stopped?
This whole body shame thing affects people differently. When I lived it, I was a young teenager. And as a teenager, you tend to be more easily influenced by your surroundings, the people around you and what they say. So at this point in my life, I was very affected by it. Some people can take it in a really negative way and could possibly do something bad to themselves.
Fortunately, I was able to take that as fuel and push myself to work on myself to be better. Let’s say if I was going through this now for some reason, I probably wouldn’t feel the same as I did then. Fitness has not only changed me physically, but also mentally. The focus that I have now and the ability to put myself first, to know what is important and to keep striving for it every day is all that matters. All other things are just outside noises that I don’t pay any attention to.
The bodily shame just needs to stop now. Everyone is different. You are an individual for a reason. Not everyone will be the same. Not everyone has the same goals in mind. As long as you’re happy with yourself and trying to be better than yesterday, you’re fine. Everyone’s journey is different and these things take time. It is necessary to stay focused on your own path. Nothing is inaccessible and I am proof of it.