You will be surprised to know that Mustafa who is all set to debut with ‘Machine’, was as much as 50 kgs overweight.
“I was 120 kgs and would eat anything and everything because I was and am still a foodie. I started reducing my weight four-five years ago, but that was for health reasons”.
The foodie underwent vigorous training and followed a healthy lifestyle for many years to shed those extra kilos.
The actor added,
“It took me five years to lose around 70 kilos and reach my current weight 55kgs. The first week of dieting was the most difficult. I started eating boiled food, in small portions six times a day. It comprised boiled veggies, chicken, eggs, brown rice and sweet potatoes. Simultaneously, I started working out and did everything from functional to weight training, alternated it with cardio twice a week – I used to run 21 kms.”
However, he didn’t do this to become an actor. In fact, Mustafa was keen on following the footsteps of his father and uncle, Abbas-Mustan. The actor originally wanted to direct films and also went to study film direction in New York. He started off as an assistant director on ‘Machine’ before the director duo decided that he was best suited for the lead role.
‘Machine’ is produced by AD films (Haresh Patel), Pranay Chokshi, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada (DG) and Abbas-Mustan. It stars Mustafa and Kiara Advani. The film is directed by Abbas-Mustan, written by Sanjeev Kaul with director of photography Dilshad V.A. and is set to release on 17th March 2017.