“Rather be fit than just build six packs”

Body talk: Tusshar Kapoor.  

Son of the evergreen and super fit ‘Jumping Jack’ Jeetendra, Tusshar Kapoor took more than just good genes to transform himself from a self-confessed fast food junkie to a fit and lean actor in his latest movie Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (KSKHH). A confident Kapoor junior gives credit for his fit look in the film to yoga sessions and yes, gymming too.

“Fitness is really important for me, both physically and mentally. I make it a point to work out and catch a game of squash almost every day. It makes me feel good and helps me control my stress. I’m kind of obsessed with working out at the gym. The day feels incomplete without it,” says Tusshar.

Almost obsessed with his new look, he has shown off his butt in a scene for KSKHH, recreating the John Abraham act of the film Dostana. Talking about cutting those extras kilos, he says, “I prefer both gymming and yoga to get into shape. Usually, I spend an hour in the gym, five days a week. One day, I work on my shoulders, the next day on biceps and triceps and on another day, on my chest and legs. I practice Power Yoga twice a week.” A trend of building six pack abs has been set in Bollywood. But he wants to be fit rather than showing off a huge build in order to maintain flexibility of his body.

His father, he says, is his inspiration to remain fit. “I started working out after looking at my father. I have seen him doing cardio and running since my childhood,” says the actor, who would also be seen in director Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala.

For his latest roll-out KSKHH, which has hit the theatres this week, Tusshar had followed a strict diet regime. His day started with a glass of protein shake, followed by a bowl of muesli and two egg whites after gymming. For lunch, he ate chicken and homemade vegetarian food. He took fruits whenever he felt hungry through the day. At dinner, he preferred having veggies and chicken.

He now advises people, “To cut the flab, cut out your dessert intake. Desserts can give unnecessary oodles of weight.”

Tusshar calls himself “a completely morning person. “I wake up usually by 7 a.m. I have a gym at home, so I follow a five-day cycling programme. I avoid eating deep fried food, cheese, bread and rice. I would say, what matters is what you eat and not how much you eat. Also, it’s important to schedule your eating habits.” Tusshar believes that KSKHH will set the box office on fire and would connect well with the masses. He also goes on to give a message to the younger generation. “Let your conscience be your guide and live life on your own terms. Listen and learn about what you should do. But do whatever you think is right.”

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