Vickey Lalwani | Apr 24, 2014
Fardeen Khan sheds 14 kilos as he prepares to return with the sequel to No Entry.
Fardeen Khan vanished from the scene four years ago. Since then hushed whispers have been doing the rounds that the former heartthrob had let himself go and piled on several unwanted kilos.
But yesterday at his Juhu bungalow, Fardeen looked lean, fit and agile.
Over cups of green tea, the actor spoke about the realisation that dawned on him to get back into shape and the regime which had helped him lose 14 kilos in the last four months.
"I wanted to get back to work. I wasn’t happy with the way I looked. My wife Natasha and I had undergone a lot during her pregnancy.
Two months before our daughter Diani Isabella was born, I decided that I needed to do something about myself. An actor’s job demands that he should look good. I had neglected myself for too long,” he said.
Fardeen admitted that he had stopped exercising after his father Feroz Khan fell ill and passed away in 2009.
But four months ago, in London, where he has been staying for the past two-andhalf years, he joined Nick Mitchell’s UP Fitness and started working out with trainer Shaun Murphy.
The exercise regime started on a four-day per week schedule. “Slowly, I started exercising six days in a week. The idea was to gain lean body mass and burn body fat at the same time,” Fardeen explained.
Naturally, the workout was accompanied by a restricted diet which included five small dairy-free, low-carb meals in a day.
And how did he balance fatherhood with this regime?
"You need to be ready for parenthood; you need to want it enough. Natasha and I had wanted a baby for a long time. Oh, I am loving fatherhood," said Fardeen.
He gets back to face the camera for Anees Bazmee’s No Entry Mein Entry, produced by Boney Kapoor, in January 2015. He will soon announce two films, which he plans to produce under the FK banner and his father’s dream to remake Qurbani too is also in the pipeline.
"I have been shuttling between London and Mumbai but now I am pretty much here to stay. Natasha and my daughter are planning to return to Mumbai next month. A party is in the offing," he concluded.
Chatpati Chawla | Apr 23, 2014
For the first time in his career, Salman Khan will be giving bulk dates of nearly 3 months for Suraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The reason being Salman’s two different looks for the film, which require him to frequently alter his look and to stay in character, Sallu has preferred to shoot only for this film for a bit.
Salman’s decision to shoot for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo for a start to finish schedule might jeopardize a couple of other films that are due to roll. This project though remains special for him.