In an interview with ESPN, Jinder Mahal responded to accusations that he is violating the WWE Wellness Policy given his sudden change in Physique. He said:
“I’ve been tested plenty and never failed one.”
He went on to discuss working hard and how Vince McMahon appreciates it: "When I train hard, I look better," he said. "I see the way I look on TV or in the mirror, and it gives me confidence. It translates into the ring. I have more confidence and can be more aggressive. If you saw me from a few years ago, the confidence level is night and day, and that's because of the way I look."
"I know Vince [McMahon] appreciates wrestlers taking initiative, putting in the hard work," Mahal said. "He had confidence in me. He knew I would embrace the opportunity, and not let WWE down. I think I have been proving that in my matches ever since."