Hrithik Roshan sweats it out

Whether it was eating junk food, or training for the ‘toughest dance sequence’ of his career, the actor gives his best to Guzaarish

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Published: Mon 15 Nov 2010, 5:31 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:00 PM

HRITHIK ROSHAN, WHO is believed to have the best body in Bollywood and for whom staying away from junk food is a way of life, bent his rules for Guzaarish. He also performed what he calls his career’s toughest dance sequence for the love story.

“I didn’t workout for six-seven months. I binged like anything,” Hrithik said in an interview.

“I had the liberty to have all the fried stuff because I had to look fat in some parts of the film. But when I was on this toxic programme, my health was in very bad shape.”

“For 15 years, I lived a healthy life with a proper diet and workout. Then suddenly it was a major shift, so my medical reports went crazy and the doctors wanted me to stop it. But I enjoyed it because it was an excuse to eat whatever I wanted to,” added the 36-year-old actor.

Bhansali is known as a short-tempered director, but Hrithik maintained there was no shouting or yelling on the set.

“Maybe our equation worked because of the kind of actor I am and the kind of person he is. But there was not even one day when anybody had to be upset or raise his or her voice. In fact, people from the crew were surprised that for the first time there was calm and peace on the sets,” he added.

Hrithik who mesmerised fans with his exotic moves in songs like Ek pal ka jeena, Main aisa kyun hoon and Idhar chala main udhar chala, says he found the going tough in Guzaarish.

“There is a dance sequence for which I had to work the hardest in my life. For one month I trained for it. It’s not a long piece of dance, but it was very tough.”

“Ashley (choreographer) told me to take a three-time spin and then stand back straight. If you’re not used to dance, you can take four-five months to learn it, but I just had one month. All the steps are mostly jazz, ballet kinds. It’s a lot about the form, the stance, the spins - it’s the toughest thing I’ve tried,” said Hrithik.

“None of my songs, until now, have spins because that’s something I’m really bad at. If it’s a spin, it’s a half spin. This was the first time I tried a full one. It was also difficult because the entire song plays out with a ball in the hand. I’m playing with the ball while I’m dancing,” he added.

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