Imran Khan, who charmed us with his 'chocolate boy' looks and romantic antics in 'I Hate Luv Storys' and 'Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na' is all-set to bulk-up and get into a macho avatar very soon. The actor who is gearing up for his next release 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein', has been sweating it out in the gym in order to build an enviable physique by the end of this year. We caught up with Imran Khan and his fitness trainer Zac Fotheringham a Physique Elite, DTP and Y3T Specialist to check on how he's been faring so far.
You have always been on the leaner side and not followed the six-pack abs route. Why this change now?
Imran: I've always been on the skinny side and have struggled to put on bulk. I finally decided that I wanted to make a serious, long-term change in the way I look.
To be honest, earlier, Imran looked gaunt and fragile. If you asked Imran I'm pretty sure he will say he didn't feel his best. The look we are going for is an athletic look. Overall at the end of this regime, standing in front of you will not only be a very talented actor but also a tall pillar of health The New Imran Khan.
What is Imran's body type? How easy or difficult is it to train him?
Zac: Imran is an ectomorph which means he is one of the few lucky guys who can burn calories at a rate some of us envy. Initially, we need to teach the correct form and technique to do an exercise but I was surprised to see that Imran's form did not need much tweaking which gave me more productive time. Since the first seven weeks, he has managed to gain nearly 5 kg of weight. (Read: How Hrithik Roshan transformed his body)
According to you, who is the fittest actor and actress in Bollywood?
Imran: Without a doubt, Akshay Kumar is the fittest guy in the industry. He's never set foot inside a gym, his workouts are all functional. Believe me when I say this guy is as strong as a horse. Amongst the actresses, Katrina Kaif wins hands down. I've seen her work out, and she is tough. She would put most guys to shame! (Read: Akshay Kumar - the real 'BOSS' of fitness)
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