Guess where Aamir is working out these days? Ludhiana’s akhadas

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2015 19:57 IST
Aamir Khan with former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his family in Ludhiana, Punjab.

It seems like Aamir Khan enjoys soaking in the local culture of the cities he visits. As he is currently shooting for his next in Ludhiana, Punjab, the actor has bid adieu to his high-end gym equipment, and has, in fact, adopted the local form of working out by visiting the akhadas.

An insider says, “Aamir is on a special diet, and follows a specific kind of workout, which has been customised, keeping in mind his requirements for the role. As he plays a retired wrestler in the film, his trainer, who has been with him for a year now, used special equipment for his workouts while they were in Mumbai. And now that he is in Ludhiana, his trainer suggested that they call for the equipment there as well.”

Aamir Khan on the poster for his upcoming movie Dangal.

Aamir apparently shot down the idea. The insider adds, “Aamir saw the locals working out in the akhadas. He then told his trainer that since the wrestlers there exercise in the traditional form, he could do that too. Hence, he started doing the same.”

While the actor was unavailable for a comment, his spokesperson confirmed the news.

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