Who would imagine that this dreaded onscreen villain can be scared of anyone? Well, we are talking about one of Bollywood’s most popular ­villainous faces Shakti Kapoor, who can never say no to his daughter, the apple of his eyes, Shraddha.
So, when filmmaker Ramesh Sippy had to make Shakti lose a few kilos for an ­upcoming film, all he had to do was send him off to the gym with his 26-year-old daughter dear. The result: Shakti shed eight kilos!
A source close to Shakti reveals that the script required the 56-year-old actor to tone down a bit. So, apart from ­joining his daughter Shraddha in the gym, he starved himself for two months to get into shape. "When Sippy met him after a good two months, he was shocked at Shakti’s metamorphosis," says the source.
Giving the entire credit to Shraddha, the doting father says, "My daughter motivated me to reduce my weight. She said, ‘You are Shakti Kapoor. We can’t have another one ever. We all want to see you fit and handsome.’ So I had to get back to my workouts," ­adding, "She taught me some moves to tone my abs, and it worked like magic! I have always been a foodie but Shraddha was like, ‘Please look after your diet’. She charted out a diet plan for me and I got rid of all the red meat that I used to eat. And look at me now, all thanks to my kid!"