Takeshi Kaneshiro's recent appearance in an advertisement has got people talking online due to his new 'inflated' look.
According to a Hua Shang Cheng Pao report, netizens were abuzz with comments after the advertisement -- which was shot in Paris -- did not flatter Takeshi, whose renowned chiselled look has given way to a
=chubby face which seem to suggest he hasn't aged well.
Some netizens even went as far as to call the Japanese-Taiwanese hearthrob, who was the pin-up guy for many a girls in the 90s, a 'uncle' now.
Attempting to diffuse the situation, his manager came out to say: "There are different looks for different stages in life.
Sadly, he cannot remain looking like the Takeshi in his 20s forever.
"He does take care of himself by exercising regularly and using the necessary cosmetic products.
"He has no interest (in undergoing cosmetic procedures to remain youthful-looking), as he believes the natural look is best.
"Takeshi will begin filming for a new John Woo movie next month.