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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Akshay Kumar goes rugged

prashant singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 07, 2013
First Published: 13:42 IST(7/3/2013) | Last Updated: 18:16 IST(7/3/2013)
In an industry obsessed with six packs and muscled arms, Akshay Kumar was one of the first stars to be appreciated for his fit-yet-lean physique. And now, for his upcoming film, Boss, the actor has changed his fitness regimen to look “completely different” from his usual self.

For the first time in his career, Akshay has made a change in his regular fitness routine, which he used to religiously follow. He is now ready to sport a very tough and rugged physique. “The biggest action sequence of Boss has been reserved for its climax. And for that, Akshay doesn’t want to take any chances since he will perform very raw and edgy stunts in the sequence,” says an insider close to the film.

When contacted about his new workout regimen, Akshay says, “I am working extra hard for the climax scene. But everything is being done in an organic way since I don’t believe in things such as weight-training or steroids.”

As a result, besides his parkour regimen and free-fall exercises, Akshay is devoting extra three hours in the morning to his new workout system.

“He’s been swimming extensively in the morning and following a rigorous regimen of hopping, skipping and  basic exercises like climbing stairs of a 50-storey building twice a day. Basically, his physique will be like Jackie Chan’s,” adds the insider.

The idea is to bring about a taut and heavily built look to his already chiselled body.

“He was always very clear that even if he has to alter his look, he will go the natural way and not do what other stars usually do to bulk up,” adds the insider.

Interestingly, action director A Arasakumar, who earlier worked with Akshay in Rowdy Rathore (2012), is working with him in Boss as well.
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