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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Aamir Khan ropes in Farhan Akhtar’s trainer for son

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 17, 2013
First Published: 11:46 IST(17/7/2013) | Last Updated: 17:02 IST(17/7/2013)

Of late, a number of star kids — Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor, among others — have been in the news for their fitness routines. Joining this league is another star kid — Aamir Khan’s son Junaid — who has been on a training programme for nearly seven months now.


It’s not clear whether the 18-year-old is being prepared for a grand launch, but Aamir’s son is surely sweating it out with trainers Samir Jaura and Jai Shekhawat. Samir trained Farhan Akhtar for his role in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and has been working with the actor for 11 years now. “It was Aamir who asked Farhan for Samir’s number. Junaid called him expressing his desire to train under him. He was fit already, so the trainers have put him on a general fitness and toning regimen,” says an industry insider.

Apparently, Aamir met Samir before Junaid’s training kicked off. “Aamir told him to maintain Junaid’s fitness levels and also tone up his body. At that time, he didn’t say whether he wanted to launch Junaid. From the time Khan Jr has started training, he has lost around 8 kg, and his physique is leaner now,” says the insider, adding that Junaid is still working out every day.

When contacted, Samir says, “For Junaid, there’s a basic fitness training. I don’t know whether he is being launched or not.” Junaid is currently working as an assistant director to Rajkumar Hirani for his father’s next,

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