VICKY KAUSHAL TO UN­DERGO EX­TEN­SIVE TRAIN­ING TO PLAY AN ARMY OF­FI­CER

HT Cafe - - Entertainment - Sneha Ma­hade­van sneha.ma­hade­van@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Vicky Kaushal re­cently wrapped his fi­nal sched­ule for Meghna Gulzar’s di­rec­to­rial ven­ture, Raazi in Sri­na­gar, Jammu and Kash­mir. He im­me­di­ately flew back to Mum­bai where he has be­gun prep­ping for his next film, Uri. The film is based on the re­cent sur­gi­cal strike con­ducted by the In­dian Army, and Vicky plays the lead com­man­der-in-chief who led the op­er­a­tion of the sur­gi­cal strike and led the group of para­troop­ers for the Uri at­tack.

Be­fore the film goes on floors in Jan­uary, Vicky has been asked to gain some mus­cle.The ac­tor has re­cently be­gun work­ing out rig­or­ously for this film and also has a spe­cial diet and work­out to fol­low. Soon after, he will be meet­ing and spend­ing time with some real-life army men. He will also be train­ing un­der them so that he gets the body lan­guage right. This will be fol­lowed by train­ing for mar­tial arts for his ac­tion se­quences as well as am­mu­ni­tion train­ing.

Vicky says, “I have three months for prep. I have to beef up and gain lean mus­cle as the aim is to not only build up size but also strength. This in­cludes func­tional, core and weight train­ing. My diet is a com­bi­na­tion of high carbs and high pro­teins for now. This will be fol­lowed by a month­long mar­tial arts train­ing and after that para­mil­i­tary train­ing. The ac­tion in­cludes hand com­bat for which know­ing mar­tial arts is must.”

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