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Updated: October 25, 2013 21:39 IST

Swift and sturdy

Sheta Shrivastava
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Fit for life: Vidyut Jamwal. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.
The Hindu Fit for life: Vidyut Jamwal. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.

Good health is a way of life for actor Vidyut Jamwal, who is also a martial arts practitioner

Yearning for a fit body is obvious for actor Vidyut Jamwal considering his background in martial arts. The actor, who has done films in Tamil and Bengali, has in fact, earned an image of action hero because of the kind of films he has become associated with. “I usually wake up early in the morning, therefore I have ample time to do whatever I want to. And that is the key to my fitness,” reveals Vidyut, who has worked in action thrillers like Commando, Force and Shakti. He was in the Capital to launch Old Spice deodorants.

“I had met 15 Sumo wrestlers who weighed 150 kgs and even more but yet they were fit people and I know many thin models who are not fit. Looking fit is different from being fit,” feels Vidyut, who started training in Kalaripayattu, the traditional martial arts of Kerala, since the age of 3.

The actor reveals that he never misses his workout schedule even if there is a shooting scheduled for the day. He also gives due credit to his vegetarian diet. He turned vegetarian some years ago and that has made me more agile.

A lot of tofu intake in addition to fruits and vegetables as well has also worked for him.

Excited about his upcoming film Bullet Raja in which he will be making a special appearance in a negative role, Vidyut says, “I have grown up watching films of Jackie Chan, Jet Lee and in India I love watching Ajay Devgn and Suniel Shetty. I am inspired by all these people when it comes to fitness.” But for the craft of acting, he looks up to Rajinikanth.

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