Saif's Race 2 avatar looks leaner, meaner
Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, November 06, 2012
First Published: 13:17 IST(6/11/2012)
Last Updated: 18:46 IST(9/11/2012)
Actors go to great lengths to get the right look for their roles, often putting on and losing weight in a matter of months. This time it’s Saif Ali Khan, who has decided to take it a step further for his next film, Race 2.
After the release of his last film, Agent Vinod, the actor
underwent a special diet, in order to get the leaner, rugged look that he is expected to carry in the sequel to the 2008 Abbas-Mustan-directed film. The role also requires the actor to be in his best health and build stamina, for which Saif has been attending yoga classes and has also taken up strenuous exercises.
Talking about this new fitness regime, Saif says, “I have always been into working out and leading a healthy lifestyle, but this role required me to go the extremes. Which is why, it was all the more important that I stick to this routine. I had to be at my fittest best. It was not just about getting the six pack, but also building endurance.”
The makers are obviously thrilled with Saif’s dedication towards his role. Praising his initiative, producer Ramesh Taurani says, “By far, I think Saif looks his best in Race 2. He has gone all out to get the right physique, which has not only made him look great but has also helped him to perform challenging stunts.”