Shahid’s ab power

Shahid’s ab power

AAMIR KHAN AND Shah Rukh flaunted six-pack abs for their movies, but Shahid Kapoor is doing two better - he will show off his eight-pack abs in forthcoming film Chance Pe Dance.

Trainer Abbas Ali said they managed to achieve the new look in a very short time for Chance Pe Dance, directed by Ken Ghosh.

“After Kaminey we had only two months in hand to change his complete look. It’s Shahid’s sheer hard work, dedication and consistency that transformed him from what he used to look a couple of years ago to his present look,” Abbas said.

“His body in Chance Pe Dance is better than how it was in all his previous films. Shahid told me that dancers were coming from abroad and he wanted to look his best. I had to change the entire training to bring that look along with flexibility and muscle endurance which was required for his dance performance,” he said.

Shahid first started working on his body for Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey in which he is pictured in one shot, running with horses.

“Shahid didn’t have a muscular body. I was training him only for fitness. Shahid didn’t want a picture perfect body in Kaminey because the film shows that he comes from the street and doesn’t workout in a high-tech gym,” said Abbas.

For Chance Pe Dance Shahid needed a sculpted body and practised five days a week. He also had to work on his diet. “Shahid is a vegetarian and he doesn’t even consume egg so protein, which is required to build lean muscle, was out of the question. We removed white carbohydrate from his diet, like white potatoes and pasta and added brown carbohydrate like brown rice, sweet potato and oats instead.

“We didn’t go for low carbohydrates because then your performance level goes down in real life - and the movie called for some great dance moves.

Chance Pe Dance, in which Shahid plays a struggling actor opposite Genelia D’Souza, is set for a January 15 release.

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