By Hindustan Times
The latest to join Bollywood’s hot bod bandwagon is actor Ajay Devgn. The 42-year-old has turned brawny for his next project — Rohit Shetty’s film Singham.
“For me, it is about being fit and strong and look the same even at the age of 65. A six-pack is almost transient, you can’
t possibly maintain it all your life, so I would rather opt for something that holds me in good stead and something more constant,” says the actor.
“Ajay wanted a hardcore realistic body for Singham, as he plays a cop from a village on the Maharastra-Goa border in the movie. This is not a conventional six-pack physique,” says his trainer Prashant Sawant. Devgn says, “It’s more of mental rehearsals — thinking about this role and of course pumping that extra iron.”
Devgn achieved the look after three months of rigorous training. “He is very disciplined when it comes to fitness. I got him to do a rigorous combination of weights and circuit super sets that incorporated all techniques including push-ups and pull-ups,” adds Sawant.The actor also followed a strict diet to get those fab abs. “He was on a high-protein, low-carb diet all throughout the training,” says Sawant.
Devgn’s beefy look has the web abuzz with compliments. “U r da next macho man of B-town after Sallu Bhai... Mind-blowing dude... (sic),” posted Ashish Kumar on Twitter. Minocha Singh wrote, “your looks now are as great as great you are an actor.”
Other actors and the flicks they beefed up for
Salman Khan: Bodyguard
Hrithik Roshan: Agneepath
Sanjay Dutt: Agneepath
Aamir Khan: Ghajini
Shah Rukh Khan: Om Shanti Om