Vicky Kaushal, the man on this month’s MW cover, is the hallmark of versatility, a reinforcing of the changing tide in the ways of Bollywood. We know the actor from movie such as Masaan, Raman Raghav 2.0, Uri, amongst many more. 

One thing we have seen in common in all of his roles is that the actor likes to keep himself in shape. 

When asked what fitness is to him in the cover story interview, it was apparent that it is more mental than physical for the actor. “Earlier because of the kind of year we had, I was completely nocturnal. Now because of my work schedule, I’ve started working out early in the morning, which, for me, is also a job requirement — to be fit. But primarily, it’s for my mental health.”

He goes on, “When I wake up at 4:30 in the morning, take my car out, and go to the gym at 6, I feel like I’ve woken up, I feel like I’m responding to life as it is. I’m deciding to work out, and that makes me feel strong. That workout enables me when I think that I had the choice of sleeping, but I chose to wake up, and exercise. These decisions make me feel like I’m more in control of my life than vice versa. So more than the physical part of it, what is more important to me is the value that it adds to my mental health,” he says.

That is great motivation for the weekend! (or the upcoming week?)

Kaushal’s Instagram also shows him learning Ginga Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music, and acrobatics. 

 

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He currently has many films in the pipeline, going full-throttle to counter the time lost to lockdowns. Sardar Udham Singh, finished right before the lockdown, Immortal Ashwatthama with Aditya Dhar, and Sam Manekshaw with Meghna Gulzar are some of his works to look out for. 

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