The latest movie from the Don franchise stable is out and the movie sees a leaner, meaner and not to mention a fitter cast. Leading the pack is the bad man Shahrukh Khan himself. His partners in crime Boman Irani and Kunal Kapoor too sport a different look. While Kapoor had been a fitness freak, it is Irani who it looks has spent considerable time in the gym. The female brigade is lead by Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta – both sporting a toned look especially Priyanka who plays a police officer in the film and had to do some heavy duty stunts herself.
SRK: Since Don 2 is a sequel it required everything on a bigger scale. For Shahrukh it meant more hours in the gym to maintain the lean frame for Don 2 and taking care of his bodysuit look for Ra.One as both the films were shot simultaneously. Don 2 required Shahrukh Khan to not just be fit but to have a tough, athletic and lean body something that can help him do high-intensity stunt sequences effortlessly. His trainer of 10 years, Prashant Sawant, helped him achieve that with extensive weight training along with a high-protein diet that helps build muscle mass.
Boman Irani: Shahrukh’s trainer Prashant Sawant is also responsible for the new look Boman Irani is sporting in the film. The rigorous training schedule helped Irani lose quite a bit of weight. The actor also hit the gym to build muscles to look tough. He’s doing almost two hours of cardio, weights and circuit training with a diet designed by Prashant’s wife Maya (also a fitness instructor). Boman’s diet is a high-protein one with little carbohydrates and absolutely none after evening with lots of protein shakes,”
Priyanka Chopra: Playing Roma required Priyanka to do some heavy duty stunts. As she opted to do all her action sequence by herself Priyanka trained for two months before getting into the action mode. Not a gym regular Priyanka chose yoga to keep her fit and maintain the figure. Her idea to stay healthy and not too lean makes her maintain her perfect figure. Priyanka prefers home cooked food and her diet included chapatti, vegetables, soups, salads, little rice, dal and fruits. To maintain her skin Priyanka’s intake of juice and water is very high.
Lara Dutta: The former Miss Universe has always been a fitness freak and the mother-to-be is about to release a Yoga DVD for pregnant women. For Lara, it has never been about following a fitness trend. She works out five days a week — combining cardio, strength training and yoga. Being a vegetarian, she eats lots of fruits and veggies, takes in good quality vegetable protein, drinks lots of water and meditates frequently.
Kunal Kapoor: The lanky lad is an absolute fitness freak and has been into alternative fitness regimes for a long time now. He loves functional training, scuba diving and the great outdoors in general. He hits the gym all right but prefers to maintain his lean, mean and tall look instead of bulking up. He doesn’t drink or smoke and is a pure vegetarian to boot. The actor who was criticized a little for being too skinny in his Rang De Basanti days but now thin is in and we see men all over the country working out for that ripped look.First Published: Dec 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM