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Abhishek Bachchan turns older, fitter

Prashant Singh , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 05, 2013
First Published: 10:38 IST(5/2/2013) | Last Updated: 10:46 IST(5/2/2013)

As he turns 37 today, Abhishek Bachchan is sporting a brand new physique. The actor has been working out with celebrity fitness trainer, Prashant Sawant, to look lean and taut in his upcoming film, Dhoom:3.

“He has become a gym freak. Prashant has put him on a specially-designed exercise regimen and high protein diet. The results are already showing. He’s looking fit and athletic,” says an insider close to the development.

Earlier, Prashant had been responsible for helping Shah Rukh Khan achieve six-pack abs in Om Shanti Om (2007) and getting in shape for Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). He also trained Ajay Devgn for his lean, muscular look in Singham (2011). When contacted, Prashant confirmed, “I’m training Abhishek sir, but I can’t disclose his workout details yet. I can talk about them once the training sessions are completed.”

Abhishek has been keen to work on his body since Dhoom:3 began. “Aamir Khan (his co-star) is training hard and even practicing acrobatics, so Abhishek wanted his look to be perfect too. That’s why he has been working so hard on his body,” explains the insider.”

Birthday gift for Abhishek
For his birthday, Abhishek Bachchan has been “gifted” a new film by T-Series boss, Bhushan Kumar. The yet-untitled film will be directed by Umesh Shukla of OMG: Oh My God! fame. 

Describing the film as an entertaining and emotional one, Kumar says, “It’s a very touching story that delves into the equation between a man and his son. My co-producers and I agreed that Abhishek fits the role. We didn’t even think of anyone else. The film will go on floors around mid-2013. By then, we need to cast Abhishek’s father and the other lead roles.”

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