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STAR TRACK Ali Fazal’s fitness regime depends on his work schedule

BEYOND THE GYMActor Ali Fazal emphasises on playing sports to remain healthyPHOTO: AFP
BEYOND THE GYMActor Ali Fazal emphasises on playing sports to remain healthyPHOTO: AFP

For Ali Fazal, there is no one way of staying fit and healthy. It can be a combination of gymming, yoga and sports depending on one’s works schedule and preferences. The upcoming actor feels it also depends on the role one is preparing for. “It is all in the script of the film. If the script demands a certain type of look then one has to design his/her workout accordingly,”says Ali who has featured in films such as Fukrey and Hollywood production Fast and Furious -7 and more recently in Baat Bann Gayi .

The actor took voice modulation training for portraying the character of Rasiya Bihari in Baat Bann Gayi . “It was not easy to play a Bihari character because my original voice tone is quite different from this character and to fit into this role, I had to attend a workshop and work to get the tone right.” The actor follows a very basic regular diet and believes meals should be taken on time. Even though he finds yoga an effective agent in maintaining mental equilibrium, he prefers gymming and functional training. “I don’t even go to gym regularly. I follow functional training which helps me a lot in maintaining my overall fitness. When I am in Mumbai I follow my fitness routine but whenever I go out for shooting, I have to forego my routine,” he reveals. A great supporter of sports, he recommends playing basketball and hockey to keep fit. “Because they are considered among the most tiring sports and helps build the player’s muscles and mental stamina”.




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