Sheheryar Munawar is an absolute heartthrob who has won the hearts of people with his charming face and superb acting skills. He has been working in the industry and has appeared in several dramas, films and photoshoots.
We have seen how stars live a glamourous life but we fail to see what goes behind the camera and how they live to survive through storms. Well, Shehryar Munawar has shown us his difficult journey of this year.
Taking to Instagram, he shared two pictures and wrote, “Sharing a shot from a commercial I shot for last week (coming soon). It’s not special because it’s a shirtless shot; it’s special because for me its a celebration of this year’s personal journey. A few months back, life came to a standstill and being a workaholic, the stagnation took a huge toll on me emotionally. Went through severe depression – won’t go into the details of it.”
Things were bad enough but then, he was tested positive for COVID too which made things worse. Sheheryar Munawar said, “To make things worse I tested +ive for COVID and had to go into isolation, a few weeks out of that terrible experience, I got into a motorbike accident and had to undergo surgery. Mobility was completely restricted and relying on others to help me do the most basic tasks was emotionally traumatic, to say the least. I was on strong meds and was eating the weight of my emotions in carbs. Confidence was completely shattered and it felt as if I’d hit rock bottom.”
“If you swipe right, you’ll see a selfie I clicked back in September. Even post the recovery, I had strict restrictions on body movements and I’m still not allowed to lift weights. I hadn’t worked in a long time and I had bills/salaries to pay, was in no shape, both physically or mentally, to go in front of the camera,” he added.
He decided one day to fight back and said, “So one day just like that, I decided I had to fight back. I worked with a trainer to develop workouts that would involve more focus based exercises without weights. I started eating healthier, forced myself to fix my sleep cycle, started meditating, mustered up the courage to speak to a therapist, actively worked on having a positive outlook on life (reading and research really helped ) and basically went on a lifestyle change/detox. Alhumdulillah, I’m grateful to my family and friends who supported me through my journey of recovery, however, most of all it has been my faith in the love the Almighty has for all His beings that kept me going.”
In the end, Sheheryar Munawar said, “It’s taking a lot of courage out of me to be able to share the second picture with all of you. I want to do it to let you all know that we’re all in it together. We all go through highs and lows and we’re all vulnerable. Not sometime today, not tomorrow, not the day after, NOW is the time to change your outlook. Tell yourself nothing is impossible. Because nothing is.”
Here are transformation pictures, have a look!