New Delhi, Sep 19: Shahid Kapoor is serious for his role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati as he follows strict diet, workout and training.
Shahid is busy preparing and training hard for his role of in the film.
He is working for two hours a day everyday and on a strict diet for 40 days for some of his closer shots.
“Shahid has always put in effort in the various looks he has essayed on screen through the course of his career and his look in ‘Padmavati’ is something audiences have never seen before. The star has been shooting in a 14-hour shift and yet makes the time to work out for two hours everyday.”
“That, and a strict diet of 50 grams slow release carbohydrates and protein, is part of the gruelling regime to tone and define his physique. He even went without sugar and salt for 15 days,” said a source.
The actor is getting the training under the guidance of trainer Samir Jaura, to work on his physique.
Talking about Shahid’s regime, Jaura said: “The aim was to lose some body fat and gain lean muscles. The training and diet plan intensified 40 days before he began shooting in November with him going off salt and sugar for 15 days when close-ups were taken. Now they start the portions of him in royal costumes and since he needs to look bigger, we’ve added more carbs.”