‘If you are fit, you are a hit’
...says actor Kabir Duhan Singh, who plays the antagonist in the upcoming Sudeep-starrer, Phailwan
Sudeep is all praise for his friend and actor Kabir Duhan Singh. The reason? Kabir, through his dedication and hard work, has transformed himself. The actor has been on a 12-week challenge to get his six pack. And now, in the last week before he reveals his sculpted look, fans and fellow actors cannot wait to see Kabir’s makeover.
Sudeep recently tweeted:
The reason Kabir has put himself through this challenge, is for the film, Phailwan. In another tweet, Sudeep goes on to say,
The film’s director, Krishna, is working with Kabir for the second time; the first was for Hebbuli. So far, not many of the cast members have been revealed because we’re told that the director is waiting for the ‘right time’ to announce them. But Kabir’s hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed by the filmmaker.
Apparently, the actor will be featured as an antagonist in Phailwan, and will be facing off against Sudeep in the film. We caught up with Kabir, over a telephonic conversation. The actor is thrilled about his makeover. His mantra, he tells us, is, “If you are fit, you are a hit.”
“This industry is full of competition. There has a been a lot of demand for actors from the north, especially to play antagonists roles in the south. Sonu Sood and Vidhyut Jamwal are examples. I have to thank God that I've managed to be part of 19 films down south,” says the actor, who is excited to work with Sudeep again after Hebbuli. “Working with Sudeep is simply great. As for Phailwan, having seen the script, I can confidently say that it will be a big film for the Kannada industry. There are many surprises in store, especially with regard to Sudeep’s and my character,” he promises.
Apart from sculpting his body, the actor has also undergone training in boxing. “I've been taking classes in Mumbai over the last four months because my character demands that of me. I have been working hard for the past few months and the results are there for everyone to see. In fact, I had committed to achieve this to the director when he took me on board. I am glad to have fulfilled my promise,” he says.
There is another reason why Kabir is working so very hard to get into shape. It’s because Bollywood is beckoning him for a project. “It’s again a big film, which will have me featured bare-chested in some scenes. My hard work will pay-off. Moreover, if this is what makers expect of me, it’s my duty to give my hundred per cent,” says Kabir, who has his fingers crossed for his Bollywood, the announcement of which he will make soon.