Through Thick & Thin: Karanvir Bohra & Teejay Sidhu
Congratulations on the double bundle of joy in your life, your twins, Vienna Bohra and Raya Bella Bohra. How has parenthood changed you two?
People have this notion that parenthood changes your life. You can’t go out and life becomes more restricted. However, it has made us even more fun and adventurous. We never had to adjust because of our children, in fact, the kids adjusted to ours as we came before them (laughs). They’ve opened up a whole new world to us and our life has become completely unpredictable. They are the most unplanned thing that has ever happened to us and the most beautiful surprise that God could have thrown our way. In fact, whenever you ask the babies “where’s dad?”, they may not know if he’s at work or in a meeting, but they’ll always say, “dad’s at the gym making muscles.” (laughs). The whole world is aware of our fitness routine, even our children understand that their dad is a fitness freak.
Karanvir, your recent release Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna received rave reviews. How long did it take for you to prepare for the look? What was your fitness regimen like?
Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna released last year and with God’s grace, it was well-received by the critics as well as the audience. I had to look a little young for the movie, say 22-23-year-old and for that, I had to lose a lot of weight. I had to appear literally, 10 to 12 years younger so I had to cut down on a lot of carbs and fats to get that look. Very rarely you get a role where you need to look half your age and you don’t need any muscles, you just need to look like a college kid. So I had to really work hard on that. It was very uneasy. Once the shoot was over, I just binged on faloodas.