After seeing Captain America in 2011, Anurag Chaurasia was not just inspired by the character’s physical transformation but his mentality as well.
“I have been fan of Avenger superheroes since Iron Man came in 2008. Being the skinniest guy I always felt so good when innocent ones were saved from bullies. When Captain America came in 2011, I felt like this is exactly what I want to become – a beacon of hope and commitment who never gives up. Like Steve Rogers before transformation, I was skinny too. And everything after that just connected me to him so much.”
Anurag felt so close to Captain America that he said it felt “like I was watching my biography.”
“I tried to change my physical form since 2011 but failed every time. I tried the gym but failed due to lack of proper guidance. [I] felt like giving up after so many failures.”
“Then I met someone really special. I don’t know what happened then but I dedicated myself completely this time. 100% commitment to gym workout, proper diet and everything according to the plan. And my body responded amazingly.”
“Being an ectomorph I didn’t gain much mass but whatever I gained was lean muscle. My body strength and fitness amazed people and myself. From that day I have committed myself to my body 100%. It’s been two years since I’ve been regular and dedicated.”
When speaking about the transformation he has gone through over the past couple of years, Anurag shared with UNILAD:
“The only thing I can advise for people wishing to undergo a similar transformation is that if you have a dream, don’t give up. You may fail hundreds and thousands of time but you will succeed if you have the will to keep doing it until you achieve it.”
“Like Cap always stood up for his friends and his beliefs, even when entire world was against them. You should believe in yourself too. If you know you’re doing right thing then forget what people are saying. You have to look for the qualities beyond physical to transform yourself. Will power is everything.”
And while the name of the movie hints that this may be the last time we see Cap — that does not mean Anurag will stop being inspired by him.
In regards to the new movie, Anurag said:
“Excited is really very small word for what I feel for Endgame. I have an idea of some of the things that are going to happen in the movie but I still don’t think I could shake that. And there’s no doubt that I won’t be inspired by Steve Rogers afterwards. He’s in my soul. I have no reason of giving up and I won’t either.”
Anurag is not only an engineer but also a fitness model. Over the past few years, he has transformed his body and believes Captain America is to thank for it.
“Caps is my role model. I could feel his anger, disappointment, love, hope. I cried with him, laughed with him.”
But as the end of the third phase of the MCU comes to an end with Endgame, Anurag says: “this is going to be my last MCU movie I’ll be watching because as it is said: “Part of the journey is the end.”
“I owe my happiness and soul to Captain Steve Rogers.”
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