MUMBAI: It was a reunion of sorts for still-going-strong 50- plus actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor. The two superstars met and warmly embraced on the sets of the former’s reality TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ aka ‘KBC’, during the promotions for ‘Race 2’.
Evergreen Anil Kapoor looked dapper in a sharp black suit and tie, as he did his bit to promote his upcoming release ‘Race 2’ on sets of KBC. In contrast, the Shehenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan chose a natty grey suit and looked even more statuesque and prince-like. And on sets, we learnt just how meticulous and hardworking Anil Kapoor truly is.
Anil revealed to us that though he’s 53, he wants to work hard to develop a six-pack. “I never had a paunch. But regrettably I never had a six-pack either. Hopefully with my son’s help, I’ll get there too. In the meanwhile, I’ve lost a lot more weight recently for (TV show) ‘24’. I am more agile and flexible and leaner. I’ve lost six kilos.”
Anil further added, “I try my best to do the right thing. Age is just a number. Staying healthy and fit is just a matter of discipline. Recently, I had the good fortune of meeting the Dalai Lama. I felt so cleansed! Just listening to him is such an enriching experience.”
Anil, who plays doting father to three grown up kids- daughters Sonam and Rhea, and son Harshvardhan — is very watchful of his eating habits. “I never touch the samosas. But I love the upper-crust. I don’t have the filling. People say I look like a samosa without the filling. I’ve worked to stay slim. I’ve never been a red meat eater. I eat frugally and carefully. But I do indulge myself.”
Anil also couldn’t stop praising Mr. Bachchan, when he said, “I never wanted anything to come easily to me. It’s not hard work. It’s working to my optimum capacity. When I see people like Tom Cruise and Amitabh Bachchan saheb, I feel I don’t work hard at all. When I see Salman Khan and how hard he works on his body, I want to work harder on my body. Look at how hard Hrithik and Ranbir work.”