Kumail Nanjiani Recreates Iconic Movie Scenes for Men’s Health Cover Shoot

March 11, 2020
Sporting a black tank and showing his muscles, Kumail Nanjiani covers the April 2020 issue of Men's Health.
Sporting a black tank and showing his muscles, Kumail Nanjiani covers the April 2020 issue of Men’s Health.

Kumail Nanjiani shows off his body transformation and his wicked sense of humor for the April 2020 issue of Men’s Health. Recreating iconic leading man film scenes, Nanjiani connects with photographer Emily Shur. The Eternals star channels movie stars such as Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis, recalling classics like Top Gun and Die Hard.

The 41-year-old actor joins the ranks of Chris Pratt and Paul Rudd as the latest funnyman to join the Marvel universe. It was a pipe dream, but I was very strategic about it, shares Nanjiani. I was like, I don’t want to be just part of the Marvel movie; I want to be a Marvel superhero.

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Revealing his fit body transformation for The Eternals, Nanjiani easily became a trending topic and received praise. However, working out for his jaw-dropping results didn’t come without self-doubt. Nanjiani confesses, I don’t want to discount people who genuinely have debilitating body issues. I don’t have that. But I did start getting some body dysmorphia. I’d look in the mirror, and I’d see my abs – and when I looked again, they would fade. I would just see the flaws. Read more at MensHealth.com.

Kumail Nanjiani Men’s Health Photo Shoot

Stealing a page from Top Gun, Kumail Nanjiani channels Tom Cruise . Nanjiani takes to the beach for volleyball in Ray-Ban aviators. Connecting with Men's Health, he wears Levi's jeans.
Stealing a page from Top Gun, Kumail Nanjiani channels Tom Cruise . Nanjiani takes to the beach for volleyball in Ray-Ban aviators. Connecting with Men’s Health, he wears Levi’s jeans.
Kumail Nanjiani's fresh chiseled abs are the star of the party as he follows in the footsteps of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Photographed for Men's Health, Nanjiani dons Todd Snyder pants.
Kumail Nanjiani’s fresh chiseled abs are the star of the party as he follows in the footsteps of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Photographed for Men’s Health, Nanjiani dons Todd Snyder pants.
Idolizing the ultimate action star, Kumail Nanjiani recreates a scene from Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis. Gracing the pages of Men's Health, Nanjiani rocks a Hanes tank.
Idolizing the ultimate action star, Kumail Nanjiani recreates a scene from Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis. Gracing the pages of Men’s Health, Nanjiani rocks a Hanes tank.
It's time for a workout as Kumail Nanjiani finds his inner Christian Bale to recreate a scene from American Psycho. For the Men's Health outing, Nanjiani wears POLO Ralph Lauren boxers with Adidas Originals sneakers.
It’s time for a workout as Kumail Nanjiani finds his inner Christian Bale to recreate a scene from American Psycho. For the Men’s Health outing, Nanjiani wears POLO Ralph Lauren boxers with Adidas Originals sneakers.

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