Who in­spired ac­tor Sooraj Pan­choli’s fit­ness regime?

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Ac­tor Sooraj Pan­choli (far right) says he was in­spired by leg­endary Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger (right) to work on his physique.

“I was 14 years old when I saw the doc­u­men­tary Pump­ing Iron. It had Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger and one of his pri­mary com­peti­tors for the ti­tle of Mr. Olympia, Lou Fer­rigno. When I saw that doc­u­men­tary, I took a de­ci­sion to join the gym. He is one of my big­gest in­spi­ra­tions and he al­ways will be,” says Sooraj,

The ac­tor, who was charged with abet­ting the sui­cide of ac­tor Jiah Khan — whom he was once dat­ing — says he re­mains happy, thanks to fit­ness. Asked about his ad­vice to the youth, he says, “Peo­ple ask me, 'Sooraj, you have gone through so much in your life, how do you keep your­self happy? How do you al­ways smile and laugh?’ They think it is be­cause I come from a well es­tab­lished fam­ily. But the thing is— it is fit­ness that keeps me go­ing,” he adds.

On the pro­fes­sional front, the ac­tor is work­ing on a new project helmed by film­maker Remo D’souza.

PHOTO: VI­RAL BHAYANI

PHOTO:STEVE MAR­CUS/REUTERS

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