Shahid Kapoor's Padmavati hits theatres on 1st December 2017
Fans can't stop going gaga over Kapoor's poised and powerful portrayal
The actor undertook rigorous training and followed strict diet
Bollywood Heartthrob Shahid Kapoor's Padmavati hits theatres on 1st December 2017. The trailer of the film is out and fans can't stop going gaga over Kapoor's poised and powerful portrayal of Rajput King Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh. The trailer of Padmavati has garnered over 36 Million views in two weeks of its release and 'Ghoomar', the first song of the movie released on Wednesday is out to break some more records by garnering 12 million views in a day! The Shahid-Deepika-Ranveer starrer Padmavati is touted to be this year's most awaited release, and with each teaser, trailer and song it is living up to the hype it has generated. The 'Jab We Met' actor admitted in one of his interview that Padmavati has been one of the most physically and emotionally challenging roles of his career spanning 14 years. The actor undertook rigorous training and was following a strict diet to do justice to his part of the warrior king. Here's a lowdown into what went into making of Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh's Body.
The actor got celebrated Canadian chef Kelvin Cheung on board to chalk out his meals according to his workouts and body requirements.
He consumed small meals like sweet nuggets made of coconut milk and bowl of cut mangoes at regular intervals. He didn't consume any artificial sugars. Greens like broccoli, kale and spinach, along with grains and legumes that are rich in protein made way to his afternoon meals.
Shahid was put on a strict diet of 40 days. In those 40 days his meals consisted of brown rice and steamed vegetables. The actor also went off salt and sugar completely for 15 days, during which most of his closer shots were canned. It was largely an Asian diet for the Haider actor but he would indulge, on occasion, on other healthier options too, like a Mexican wrap with grilled and steamed vegetables.
The actor undertook rigorous training for his part as the 13th century Rajput king. Despite his tight schedule he made room to workout for two hours everyday. Kapoor underwent a complete boot camp regime, under famous trainer Samir Jaura to get his physique right. The regime included functional training, cross fit training and training with ladders, tyres, ropes and sand bags. The actor also learnt sword fighting and learnt the basics of Mardani Khel (a weapon based martial art). Another special type of workout he undertook for the part was a respiratory mask workout. The workout is usually followed by sportsperson who have to be on field for long is aimed towards boosting the stamina and lung capacity.
Shahid's determination and zeal towards perfection is beyond impressive. We cant wait for the effort to unfurl on 1st of December. Here's wishing Shahid Kapoor all the best for Padmavati !
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.