Raganathan Madhavan has an ardent fan following since release of his first Bollywood flick ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein‘ in 2001 and it still difficult for women to overcome their childhood crush.
The 47-year-old actor who stole heart with his performance in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns‘ has aged gracefully. Recently, Maddy shared a post-shower selfie and the picture has sent internet into meltdown, according to ABP Live.
The selfie has gone insanely viral and is garnering lots of likes and comments. The salt and pepper look is so swoon worthy that girls are finding it difficult to even blink their eyes.
On the work front, the actor is awaiting release of his Tamil flick ‘Vikram Vedha‘ in which he is essaying the role of a cop. Apart from this, he will also be seen in ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke‘ along with Sushant Singh Rajput.
Madhavan is visibly amused about his selfie going viral.
“Honestly, I don’t know quite how to react to the reaction,” he told The Hindu. “It was just a spontaneous and impulsive thing to do. I am quite amazed at what’s happening with that picture of mine.” He immediately added a disclaimer, “It is too much of a tall order to live up to! I don’t always look like that… so I’m just going to let it pass and forget about it.”
Nevertheless, judging by the picture, he’s clearly got his diet and workouts down to a fine art. He says that while he hasn’t really changed his diet dramatically, he has figured out what works for him over the years.
“I have found out what I am allergic to and I am trying to avoid that in my daily food intake. I eat exactly three times a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. I sit quietly for 20 minutes without anybody disturbing me, and I chew each mouthful 60 times.”
He added, “I don’t have anything fresh in terms of raw foods or salad after 4 pm. And no food after 7 pm.”
Madhavan acknowledges that staying fit is tough for everyone – whether you’re an actor or a regular 9-to-5 warrior. “It is a challenge to stay in shape constantly, because your body wants to give up. With all the travel, it’s very difficult to find food that is good for you,” he says, adding that the trick is to eliminate extraneous food that you know is bad: “So I don’t mind going hungry. If I do feel very hungry, I make sure I drink water.”
One more tip for avoiding binges? “I eat before I feel hungry. I know that when you order food or shop on an empty stomach, you always tend to over-eat, over-order or over-shop. So I always eat slightly before I’m famished.”
If you’re wondering what the secret formula is, it’s consistency. Which is probably why the actor is unfazed by age. “For those people who think that it’s downhill after 40, I can tell you that for me it’s been quite the reverse actually,” he says, adding, “I just think that it’s in your mind. Looking fit is also in the mind: you are what you eat.”
The actor goes on to say, “What makes, I think, somebody more attractive, is just being who you are. I see many people who have lost hair or gone grey, who think they have lost attractiveness; it is not true. Just be comfortable with who you are. Get lots and lots of fresh air. And do some sort of exercise at least four times a week.”
He should know. Not convinced? Here’s another comment on his jaunty salt-and-pepper look from yet another fervent fan on Instagram: “He’s so pretty I want to cry.”