MUMBAI: Looks like Farhan Akhtar will have to remain Milkha Singh for a little while longer…
Farhan has trained for over a year to get under the skin of athlete Milkha Singh, and to convincingly look the part. And now it has come to light that he will have to continue with the gruelling exercise and diet regimen of the sprinter, to avoid continuity issues with his next film.
For the next few months, Farhan will have to continue with running and weight training, because he is yet to shoot two more songs for his upcoming ‘Shaadi ke Side Effects’, directed by Saket Chaudhary. He cannot discontinue training, because that will make him put on the weight that he had lost for ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, and would look disjointed in the new film.
Revealed a source, “Farhan has been told that if he stops his running and other exercises at this juncture, he will put on the kilos all over again. And this would disturb the continuity of his next film, which had started right after Bhaag….”
Reportedly, Farhan still wakes up early in the morning and goes to the gym to be trained by his trainer Samir Jaura. His two-hour long workout schedule includes cardio, weight training, circuit training and crunches. His diet is also strictly monitored to include more protein and less calories.
Farhan’s athlete diet comprises brown bread and egg whites for breakfast, two soya rotis for lunch along with green vegetables, a glass of juice or a fruit plate in the evening, and dinner consisting of simply green salad or fish. Farhan also keeps away from alcoholic hard drinks.
The source added that Farhan is diligent in his regime, “It is better to be safe than sorry, and hence, he is following his physical trainer Samir Jaura’s instructions to the T.”