Workout diaries: How Salman, Aamir are pushing the envelope for 'Sultan' and 'Dangal'

Subhash K Jha

Dec 02, 2015 18:50:56 IST

Is Salman Khan taking a risk with his health? After his neuro-surgery in 2011, doctors had earlier warned Salman against tampering with his metabolism. In fact Salman had been warned not to perform any action scenes. All of Salman’s stunts in Dabangg, Dabangg 2 and Kick were performed by body doubles.

But now in his next film Sultan, Salman won’t just be doing all the dangerous wrestling scenes himself, he would also be taking his physique to three different phases in quick succession.

“Salman has already gone through the bulky phase. He will get rid of all the extra flesh for the lean look in the next one month, which is phase 2 in his character Sultan’s life. Then Salman will go through Phase 3 for the muscular look. Post his neurological condition, these swift changes in his metabolism are not advised. But this time Salman is determined to make his character as authentic as possible,” says a source.

 Workout diaries: How Salman, Aamir are pushing the envelope for Sultan and DangalIn the meanwhile Aamir Khan has been training vigorously with Rahul Bhatt (Mahesh Bhatt's son), a qualified gym instructor, for Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal.

“He knows Rahul from the time they were children, hanging around on Mahesh Bhatt Saab’s set of Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin. Rahul grew up to be one of the finest physical trainers in Mumbai. So when Aamir needed to develop two distinct body types for his wrestler’s character, he immediately thought of Rahul,” says a source close to Dangal.

Rahul flew off to Ludhiana where he is stationed along with Aamir in the Radisson hotel where Aamir is stationed.

Says the source, “Aamir trains with Rahul for approximately 90 minutes every day. It is very intense training. The rigorous exercises involve Myofibril-based strength work-outs. Aamir is first training with Rahul for his bulky look when his character is 45-years old. Then later he needs to train to look 25. For both the looks, Rahul Bhatt has worked out a very strict and focused exercise regime for Aamir.”

Aamir has signed on the Bhatt scion for a 90-day contract. But we now hear Aamir intends to keep Rahul on his payroll as his personal trainer even when Dangal is complete.

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Updated Date: Dec 02, 2015 18:53:29 IST