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Kumail Nanjiani explains that he has had feelings of body dysmorphia after shirtless photo: ‘I can see the errors

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Kumail Nanjiani is probably the best shape of his life.

Back in December, the actor broke the Internet when he posted a shirtless photo of himself on social media, showing off his ripped upper body, and after a year of working for his new role in the upcoming Marvel superhero movie, “” The Eternals.”

“I don’t want to discount the people who really have debilitating body problems. I don’t have that. However, I’ve also started to receive a number of body dysmorphia. I will take a look in the mirror and I can see my abs and when I looked up again, she would fade away. I could only see the flaws, ” he admitted in a recent interview for men’s Health magazine’s April issue.

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“That’s when I saw the reaction on social media was when I was like, ‘OK, OK, OK, OK, so I don’t see what’s there.’ It’s something that I try to be aware of and get better at it because it is not a good way to be. You will want to be easy on yourself,” Nanjiani said of the reading of the comments section.

Nanjiani’s wife, Emily V. Gordon, said the DMs, it blew up with reactions to his new body, which was both exciting and confusing.

“Half of the messages I received that day were from people who are like, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with your husband, and the other half were from the people who have to make sure that I was there with my husband’s naked body is everywhere,” they wrote. “It’s a very personal thing in our lives, and it makes it incredibly public. And all that I was really proud of it, because it was amazing.”

Nanjiani’s depiction of Christian Bale’s ‘American Psycho’ Men’s Health photospread
(Emily Shur for Men’s Health)

In addition, a personal trailer, Disney has created Nanjiani, with a chef, who will prepare the meals, so that he could focus on his body.

“They said to him,” If you’re going to get a can of Coke today, please let us know about it in the morning, so that we will be able to adjust and account for it, ” he said, of how a carefully planned nutritional intake was. “I have tried all of the different diets: paleo, keto, fasting. I was going to be in for a couple of weeks, hit a plateau, and then switch back. Now, I take all of the lessons that I have learned from all of them.”

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The ‘Silicon Valley’ star confessed that he believed in a big-budget action hero in the film, it was out of his league, “It was unrealistic, but I was very strategic about it. I was like, ‘I don’t want to just be a part of the Marvel movie;” I want to be a Marvel superhero.'”

Nanjiani is on the cover of men’s Health
(Emily Shur for Men’s Health)

But right now, he’s ready to take on the Marvel experience, and use it to propel his career in a different direction. “This is a significant amount of time in order to see how it’s going to be, since it can be very easy to go back to the way things were,” Nanjiani said of his fitness level.

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“I can’t do that. The goal is to have the energy to get out of the gym, so I can do other things, too. People ask me, ” do you think you’re more intimidating now?” Also, I don’t. These muscles are of no use. They have to be decorative.”

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