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Kumail Nanjiani On His Body Transformation Reveal: 'It Really Got Out of Control'

Kumail Nanjiani On His Body Transformation Reveal: 'It Really Got Out of Control'

Kumail Nanjiani paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (January 23) and dished about the reaction to showing off his amazing body transformation with his viral Instagram post.

The 41-year-old Eternals actor explained to Jimmy that he took the photos before Christmas while shooting The Eternals so he could have proof that his body looked the way it did: “Who knows what I’m going to look like after Christmas?” he recalled thinking at the time. “As soon as I saw the picture, I was like the world must see this,”

After the photo “exploded,” Kumail called the reception “super weird.” “It was a weird couple of days… It really got out of control,” he said.

“My brother said, ‘Dad already sent your naked pics to both family’s Whatsapp groups.’ And then it goes in newspapers in Pakistan,” Kumail continued. “So I had all my aunts texting me pictures of myself, like ‘so proud of you.’ It’s weird to have your aunts sending you naked pictures of yourself.”

“The biggest problem is once you get that, you don’t stop exercising,” Kumail explained of his fitness routine after Kimmel was quick to comment on how “ripped” the actor was now. “I wish it was like a video game where you hit save,” he added.

Kumail also talked about what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson thought of his muscles, his new show Little America and Jimmy surprises him with pizza and desserts which lead to Kumail breaking his diet for the first time in a year.

READ MORE: Kumail Nanjiani Gets Support From His ‘Silicon Valley’ Co-Stars at ‘Little America’ Premiere!

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Credit: Randy Holmes; Photos: ABC
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