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Akshay Kumar, among the first to start the ‘Fit India’ movement

As more and more Bollywood and sports celebrities take sports and I&B minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore’s #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge, actor Akshay Kumar was the first to start the trend, with a ‘fit India’ movement almost two months ago.

bollywood Updated: May 24, 2018 18:35 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Akshay Kumar,Rajyavardhan Rathore,Narendra Modi
Actor Akshay Kumar’s ‘Fit India’ movement also won him appreciation from the Prime Minister.

Following Sports and Information & Broadcasting minister, Rajvavardhan Rathore’s campaign #HumFitTohIndiaFit, several Bollywood and sports celebrities have come forward and taken the fitness challenge by posting their photos and videos while working out, on social media.

As more and more names including the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli, Geeta Phogat, Anushka Sharma, Baichung Bhutia among others are taking the challenge, actor Akshay Kumar was the first to start the trend, with a ‘Fit India’ movement almost two months ago, which also won him appreciation from the Prime Minister.

“Akshay has been the biggest fitness enthusiast in Bollywood. More than two months back, he started the campaign #FitIndia where he posted workout videos of himself. He’s currently shooting for Kesari in the remote hills of Spiti Valley. When he’ll be back, he’ll surely be more than keen to take forward the fitness campaign started by Sports and I&B Minister Capt Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, under the guidance of the Prime Minister,” says the source.

Akshay’s social media page has several videos where the actor can be seen working out and trying various forms of exercises with the hashtag #FitIndia. The videos show the actor swimming with weights, working out with a hoola hoop made of wooden beads and even playing volley ball at Juhu beach, Mumbai.

Recently, PM Modi acknowledged and appreciated Akshay’s efforts towards the Fit India campaign and said that the actor is a source of encouragement for today’s generation and that he inspires the youth with his physical activities, which promote a fit and healthy way of life.

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First Published: May 24, 2018 18:33 IST