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Ajay Devgn turns trainer for Abhishek Bachchan

Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan will share screen space after eight years in Bol Bachchan. Ajay has started focusing on his co-actor Abhishek’s fitness regime so that he can stay in great shape.

bollywood Updated: Aug 05, 2011 20:35 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Eight years after working together on Zameen, Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan will collaborate on Bol Bachchan, to be directed by Ajay’s pal, director Rohit Shetty. The film’s first schedule was expected to start mid-August in Hyderabad, but the location has now been changed to Jaipur.

However, before that happens, Ajay has started focusing on his co-actor Abhishek’s fitness regime and has been advising him on to eat and what to avoid so that he can stay in great shape. He’s also asked him to hit the gym regularly for workouts, to ensure that his body remains lean throughout the year and for all his upcoming movies.

For starters, the father-to-be has been advised to stay off sweets and fatty food items, although the kitchen in his house (Jalsa at Juhu) is full of the forbidden goods at the moment. “Look at dad (actor Amitabh Bachchan)! He’s so fit at his age. Maa (Jaya Bachchan) with all her work at home and outside has maintained her exercise routine for so many years. She’s never missed her routines even when my sister (Shweta Nanda) and I were kids,” says Abhishek, adding that he’d like his baby to find him lean-bodied.

He also points out that his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is particular about health. “So, although it’s a bit difficult to stay away from all the yummy sweets and food at home, I’ll have to look after my fitness routine because a fit body is also a lot more ready for action. I’m also excited about working with Ajay after so long and I can’t say no to what he asks.”

The actor is following his co-star’s advice, considering that he can’t look bulky in the third edition of the Dhoom franchise, which also goes on floors soon. “Putting on weight and losing it at the pace of changing shirts isn’t healthy. Everything should be spaced out. And that’s why I’m paying special attention to my workouts,” says Abhishek. “And merely exercising on a machine is not enough. You have to feel great about your food habits, your routines and the workouts to look great. And I don’t mind looking like a cool dad!”

First Published: Aug 03, 2011 14:32 IST