Normally, there are actors who lose weight for parts. But Ali went into reverse gear as he had to put on seven to eight kg for the Shaad Ali-directorial.

Explaining his decision to bulk up, Ali said "I had actually lost a lot of weight for 'Chashme Baddoor' to look like a college student. For 'Kill Dil', I needed a more mature and more beefy look.

"Ali constantly pumped iron in the gym. I am now 73 kg. But I want to lose two to three kg and hold my weight steady at 70 kg. Too much of the muscled look is also not good," he said.

The 34-year-old, who was last seen in the failed comedy 'Total Siyappa', says he thoroughly enjoyed working with Shaad Ali on 'Kill Dil' and doing the buddy-buddy thing with Ranveer Singh in the film.

"It was great fun. But it is Govinda that I most enjoyed working with. I've been his fan since I was in college. It was a dream come true to work with him. It is wrongly believed that Govinda excels at comedy only, watch him in 'Kill Dil' and... well, get your fill," Ali said.

He has not seen the entire film. But he did see bits and pieces of it, and he's impressed.


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