A leaner, meaner Saif


Most actors go to great lengths to get the right look for their roles, often putting on and losing weight in a matter of months. This time it’s actor Saif Ali Khan, who has undergone a strenuous fitness regime for his next flick, Race 2. After the release of his last film, Agent Vinod, the 42-year-old actor opted for a special diet, in order to get a leaner, rugged look that he is expected to carry in the sequel to the 2008 Abbas-Mustan-directed film. The role also requires Saif to be in the pink of health and build stamina. To fulfill these requirements, Saif has been attending yoga classes and taking strenuous exercises. Talking about his new fitness regime, Saif says, “I have always been into working out and leading a healthy lifestyle, but this role required me to go extremes. Which is why, it was all the more important that I stick to this routine. I had to be my fittest best. It was not just about getting the six pack, but also building endurance.”