Spe­cial train­ing for Ran­veer Singh

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Ac­tor Ran­veer Singh (right) had to un­dergo stren­u­ous train­ing for film­maker San­jay Leela Bhansali’s up­com­ing film, Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani. And to at­tain the right physique, he hired celebrity fit­ness trainer Marika Jo­hans­son.

“Ran­veer was sure that only rou­tine work­outs wouldn’t help. So, af­ter con­sult­ing with the mak­ers, he de­cided to train un­der Marika,” says a source. Ran­veer con­firms the de­vel­op­ment, say­ing, “I had to achieve two dis­tinct types of physiques. And Marika, a re­spected name in the fit­ness in­dus­try, has been help­ing me with the diet com­po­nent.”

The ac­tor re­port­edly trained for months be­fore the shoot, and fol­lowed the rou­tine re­li­giously, to play Maratha war­rior Peshwa Ba­ji­rao in the film. “I was train­ing for four hours a day when I was horse rid­ing. Then body­build­ing took two hours, and speech and ac­cent train­ing took another two. It has been the most in­tense prep for any of my films till date,” says Ran­veer.


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