Updated: August 22, 2015 5:59:53 pm
The movie Brothers seems to have done a world of good for Sidharth Malhotra as far as fitness goes. His perfectly sculpted body has made him quite a hit among fitness trainers and nutritionists. Riding high on the Brothers wave, Sidharth was seen at the launch of celebrity fitness trainer Marika Johansson’s book launch in Mumbai on Friday (August 21).
Talking about his own tryst with fitness, Sidharth said: “I was quite a chubby child while growing up. I started seriously exercising at the age of 14. I tried doing push ups but it was difficult. I was not able to complete even a rep. Slowly and steadily, things started progressing well. I soon started playing basketball in college and grew fit.”
What about Alia and her bikini body in Shandaar, we quizzed. “Shandaar looks great and Alia is a lovely girl. I am working with her in Kapoors & Sons,” blushed Sidharth.
Sidharth Malhotra also emphasised on the importance of eating the right food to build muscles. “Your diet is very important when you work out. When you want to gain or lose weight, the first thing you fall short is diet. You sometimes get bored following one particular diet for your body. I faced that problem when I had to put on 12 kgs for Brothers. I sought Marika’s help and she ensured I had a nutritious diet that I never got bored of even when it came to taste.”
While encouraging youngsters to treat their body as their temple, Sidharth also recollected a funny incident involving his young cousin. “My young cousin who is about seven years old has been struggling with his diet. When I met him recently, I told him, ‘Brother, listen your body is your temple.’ To this he asked me, ‘Is it? Then where is the ghanti (gong)’,” laughed Sidharth.
The actor however refused to confirm or deny if he has signed ‘Bang Bang 2’.
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