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Farhan Akhtar: Hulk mode!

Farhan Akhtar

By HT

Mumbai, Sept. 20 -- When Farhan Akhtar signed up to play sprinter Milkha Singh in a biopic last year, his physical transformation to suit the character surprised everyone. To get the look of an athlete right, he changed his entire lifestyle - avoiding late nights and parties, waking up at 5.30 am to work out, and controlling his diet for 13 months.

After Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) released, Farhan returned to his regular lifestyle and physique for sister Zoya Akhtar's next. However, now we hear that he's beefing up again - this time for a film with Bejoy Nambiar.

"Farhan will need to be more muscular for his next. He has hired his old trainer, Samir Jaura, who had helped him get in shape to play Milkha too. They've been working out at multiple gyms in Bandra ever since Farhan returned from the shoot of Zoya's film," says a source close to the actor, adding, "In fact, Farhan even took Samir to Hong Kong - where he was performing at an event - for a couple of days."

The results are apparently visible, but the actor hasn't reached his goal as yet. "Farhan needs to put on at least five to seven kg more before he starts shooting with Bejoy. Samir has changed his regime completely, because it is important to built muscles," says the source.