Fenil and Bollywood

Salman back to the basics!

Posted on: January 20, 2010

THE WARRIOR: Salman Khan

People talk about the other Khans of Bollywood being perfectionists. But here’s Salman Khan taking perfection to another level. For Veer, his Friday release by Eros International that’s directed by Anil Sharma, Salman plays a warrior during the turbulent British Raj. And to get his beefed-up bronzed look for the film, that Salman says was inspired from the 1970s hit Dharam-Veer, the actor took to training in the old-fashioned way. He stopped weight-training and started doing lot of free-hand exercises, push-ups, crunches, squats, pull-ups… exactly what a gladiator of that era might have done during a day and age when there were no air-conditioned gyms with state-of-the-art equipment. And the results speak for themselves. Arnold Schwarzenegger, if he were to resurrect Conan the Barbarian, could take tips from Salman in Veer. Even Russel Crowe in Gladiator would need to go to the back of the class! For no motion picture hero looked better in armour with a sword in one hand and a shield in the other than Salman in Veer. The war horse is waiting for the battle trumpet to sound on Friday.

BOMBAY TIMES (January 20, 2010)

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