Yes, I do. Firstly I take proper care of my diet, avoid intake of heavy dinner at night and in soft drinks, I consume only Diet Coke.
What does your usual diet consist of?
Mostly Tandoori chicken, but prepared in curd as that lessens the fat content in it. Apart from that I prefer having healthy chicken sandwiches.
What's your idea of a fit person?
I would regard a person with good physique to be healthy; at the same time being fit from within also counts. I presume that a person who develops and maintains a good physique obviously works out regularly and takes care of his diet.
Do you look upon calories when it comes to eating?
Of course, I'm a calorie conscious freak. I look at calorie content even before consuming a juice (smiles).
Some fun ways to work out?
I feel a person who is serious about his fitness and physique will find fun ways himself. If you ask me for a suggestion to keep fit, I would say never consume steroids as it injuries the body from within. If required one can consume protein supplements and nothing more than that.
Your favorite food item which you have started avoiding after going for regular gym?
There are many in the list, but mainly I loved cheese pizza and pasta which I had to give up. I also avoid all other kinds of junk food.
Do you have a personal trainer?
Yes, I have recently changed my place of workout, but have a personal trainer.
What is your regime to keep fit?
Hitting the gym regularly works as a stress buster for me. After long shooting hours I remove all my frustration when I am at the gym. I attribute my good physique to regular gym activity.
How were you in your teens and how are you now?
In my teens my friends used to tease me as 'hanger'. I was so thin but then I had challenged them that I would get healthy one day, and now I think I have proved myself.
Who do you think has an impressive body in the industry?
I feel it's Hrithik Roshan because he has a very sleek body which suits his height and style.
Who do you idolize when it comes to a good body?
Undoubtedly Salman Khan. I think he's the only one who has the capability of maintaining such a great build and physique for so long. Hats off to him.
Reporter and Author: Pooja Shenoy.