A com­plete detox for Sharad Kelkar

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Get­ting un­der the skin of a char­ac­ter is a req­ui­site for ac­tors, which in­evitably causes many to take it too se­ri­ously. And when ac­tor Sharad Kelkar had to get into the char­ac­ter of a vil­lain in his next film, Bhoomi (star­ring San­jay Dutt), he went a bit too far. Ac­cord­ing to a source, Sharad’s char­ac­ter smokes in the film, and while shoot­ing for one of the in­tense scenes, he ended up smok­ing four pack­ets. That was too much for the ac­tor and he ended up fall­ing sick the next morn­ing.

A source says, “Sharad was un­well and had to be rushed to the doc­tor in Agra (UP), where they were shoot­ing. He was asked to stop smok­ing, but as he had to con­tinue the shoot, he ful­filled his com­mit­ment un­til the sched­ule ended. Later, he went on a strict detox diet of veg­eta­bles and raw fruit juice. He dou­bled his wa­ter in­take and started hav­ing green tea, co­conut wa­ter and vegetable juices. He also started do­ing car­dio and jog­ging.”

Sharad says, “Smok­ing is very in­ju­ri­ous to health and I had to smoke 80 cig­a­rettes a day for the film. I al­ways tend to give my 100%, but now I am cleans­ing my sys­tem.”

Sharad Kelkar

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