The Udta Punjab actor Shahid Kapoor is living the time of his life with a successful personal and professional life. On the work front, he is currently preparing for his career’s finest film, Padmavati and the actor is leaving no stone unturned in making it his best performance.
Shahid Kapoor is working on his fitness routine to bring Raja Ratan Singh, alive on screen in the most magnificent manner possible. Therefore, the actor is all set to transform his body to look the part of the warrior who gave his all to the battlefield.
In order to get into the skin of a warrior, the actor has underwent a complete boot camp regime, under the guidance of trainer Samir Jaura, to work on his physique. For this, the actor is working out for two hours a day and is following a strict diet for 40 days which included 50 gms of brown rice and steamed vegetables in the entire day.
It doesn’t end here… The actor has also stopped consuming salt and sugar for 15 days during which his closer shots were being filmed. Says a source, “Shahid has always put in effort in the various looks he has essayed on screen through the course of his career and his look in Padmavati is something audiences have never seen before. The star has been shooting in a 14-hour shift and yet makes the time to work out for two hours every day. That and a strict diet of 50 gms slow release carbs and protein is part of the grueling regime to tone and define his physique.
Shedding more light on Shahid’s regime, his fitness trainer Samir says, “The aim was to lose some body fat and gain lean muscles. The training and diet plan intensified 40 days before he began shooting in November with him going off salt and sugar for 15 days when close-ups were taken. Now they start the portions of him in royal costumes and since he needs to look bigger, and therefore, we’ve added more carbs.”