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Salman gets sweaty and sexy

entertainment Updated: Jan 20, 2010 19:06 IST
Minakshi Saini

Salman KhanSalman Khan is living up to his reputation of ‘the Shirtless Wonder’. The actor has sweated his heart out for the beefed up warrior look in his forthcoming film, Veer. Though Salman has never been shy of flaunting his generously muscular frame, "for Veer he paid extra attention to look exactly like a Pindari warrior (his character in the film) and has succeeded," says the film’s director Anil Sharma.

Sharma says Salman had to specially work on his thighs, back and shoulders since in the film, he had to lift swords weighing 10-12 kgs and his armour weighed 15 kgs. “His two hours long daily gym routine included one hour of cardio exercises on any two-body parts — triceps, legs, back and biceps. He did 1,000 push-ups or 2,000 sit-ups and 500 crunches and chin-ups a day,” says a source.

The source adds, “Salman follows an old-fashioned style of bodybuilding. He is his own gym instructor and his regimen also included excessive cycling.”

Revealing his fitness mantra, Salman told HT City, “I don’t like to diet. So I just eat right. I do not touch junk food and prefer my mother’s home cooked food. I cycle to shoot locations rather than driving. I swim, go gymming and eat the right food. Although I sleep late because I don’t get sleep easily, I still manage to wake up early. I’ll sleep for long, only when I’m dead.”