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How Hrithik Roshan got his groove back

Actor Hrithik Roshan opens up on overcoming injury, shedding 10 kg in six months and completing a 85-day action schedule for Krrish 3. He also says that Krrish 3 was on the verge of being shelved as he suffered from a double slipped disc

health and fitness Updated: Aug 11, 2012 18:01 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Hrithik Roshan,Krrish 3,Agneepath

With the rippling muscles and the heavy-duty action in Karan Malhotra’s Agneepath, it’s a little tough to believe actor Hrithik Roshan when he says he was in his “worst shape” by the end of the film’s shooting schedule.

He also says that Krrish 3 was on the verge of “being shelved”: “I suffered a double slipped disc. Dad said, ‘Let’s not make it (the film).’ The doctors advised me against doing such a (physically demanding) film, because it would further hurt my back and knees.”

Yet, sounding a little like Bruce Wayne from the latest Batman film, he says, “I took a close look at my life and wanted to get back into shape… So I took the doctor’s diktat as a challenge. I decided to go the distance and do something that sounded impossible.”

Hrithik flew in trainers from Wales to help him with his workout. He says he is now back to his best physical form, having shed 10 kg since Agneepath. “I am back to my best health and, more importantly, I am feeling good. I have just completed 85 days of hardcore action for Krrish 3. I have sailed through all of it, which proves that the effort has been worthwhile.”

Hrithik Roshan.

However, Hrithik clarifies that his workout regimen and his new look aren’t for any particular film. “Of course, it becomes part of any new project I do at this point of time. Plus, I knew that I had to be in my best shape for Krrish 3.”

Get Hrithik’s body

* “The idea is to keep your metabolism high. That happens only if you keep eating every three hours. Otherwise, it slows down. With an increased metabolism, you can achieve your goals (of losing or gaining weight).”

* “All my meals consist of foods high in protein. To gain some weight, I add some carbohydrates in the form of rice and pasta to my meal. To lose weight, I stick to only proteins and veggies, which come in various forms and cuisines. I don’t sacrifice taste. I eat full meals, six to seven times a day. But I work out equally hard,” says Hrithik.

“Fitness is a way of life. The specific exercise doesn’t really matter. You don’t even need gyms or weights. All you need is a floor. If you have a floor, you can do all the workouts on it. You don’t need anything else.” says Hrithik Roshan.

Hrithik Roshan.

First Published: Aug 08, 2012 16:53 IST