MUMBAI: Though the shy Tiger Shroff is reluctant to talk about it, fact is Aamir Khan has been taking the young wannabe debutant’s help in re-building his physique for his part in ‘Dhoom 3’. Says a source very close to the project, “Since Aamir plays a gym instructor in ‘Dhoom 3’ it isn’t just a great physique that he needs to work on. He also needs to understand various physical-training technique in the gym. Aditya Chopra and Aamir discussed the role. They both came to the conclusion that the character needs to look convincing in body and technique. Aamir needed a particular kind of physique to look convincing as a physical trainer.He also needed to learn the art and technique of physical training in the gym.This is where Aamir without hesitation sought the help of Tiger.”
Tiger and Aamir have been bonding for two years now. In fact Aamir has told Tiger’s father Jackie Shroff that he is keen on producing the boy’s launch film. When Aamir asked for Tiger’s help in getting familiar with gym protocol Tiger was initially very embarrassed. But soon he agreed. The superstar and the star-son have so far had one long training session. More are to follow as soon Aamir gets some breathing space from his television show.
Says Tiger with self-effacing candour, “Yes, he was kind enough to invite me for a workout with him. But what could I possibly offer Aamir Sir?” When pressed further for details on the first of their proposed workout sessions Tiger revealed, “We did some functional and core-related workouts.They were basically exercises that engage and recruit your abdominal muscles.”
Tiger also adds that Aamir has a trainer over from the US. “Aamir Sir has a trainer that’s come down from the States to get him to look a particular way for his role ‘Dhoom 3’. As for me I’m just happy to be called whenever he asks me.”