Special training for Ranveer Singh
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.