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'People have worked hard on me'

You have undergone a total transformation from Khiladi to Singh is Kinng. How did that happen?

I think everyone just likes to change the way I look -- it seems to be an amusing pastime for them. Seriously though, people have worked hard on me. You know what they say -- 10 heads are better than my small one. I'm not afraid to try anything. It takes guts to be an icon. If we played it safe all the time, fashion wouldn't exist.

You are always fit. Can you remember being out of shape ever?

When my wife was pregnant, I swear I put on more baby weight than she did. Honestly, I don't know how women do it. Men have no excuses. God must be a man -- he gave men the strength and women the hormones. That's just mean.

When did it become acceptable for men to have a beauty regimen? Have you ever waxed your chest?

It became acceptable when women became fussy. And what makes you think I wax? Are you mad? It takes a real man to wax. I cheat -- I shave.

Is there anything you would absolutely not wear?

A thong!

What do you make of this trend of stars in their 40s sporting six-packs?

As leading men, we should at least make an effort to be presentable. You can only love a fat action hero so much before you want to throw up. We are not the most athletic country in the world, and like most trends, when one person does it, the country tends to [hopefully] follow. That is the plan.

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