Mumbai: The famous six packs are going to go missing for some time. Director of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ Kabir Khan has asked his leading man, Salman Khan to lose the extra kilos and sport a leaner look for the film. The film is being produced by Yash Raj Films and also features Katrina Kaif.
The filmmaker has asked Khan to get rid of the bulky frame and the actor has apparently agreed to work out for the new look. The actor will now get into the desired shape within a month.
The leaner look has been desired for a particular sequence in the film where Sallu has to go shirtless. The character that he is playing has to look fit and street smart. And his current bulky, brawny image will not do.
Speaking to a daily, a source close to the project revealed, "Salman has to perform several rescue acts and go shirtless for many scenes in Ek Tha Tiger. Salman has always been known for his muscular frame. But this time around, the director Kabir Khan wants him to get a lot leaner for his act. He wants Salman to look street smart. In fact, it was Salman himself who thought that losing weight would help him get into the required character. Salman has started a strict gymming routine. He has already started dieting. No more biryani parties at his place for the time being.”
The film is going to be the first Indian film to be shot in Iraq. Some of the action sequences will also be shot in other international locales. Several international technicians have given their dates for the film already. "The first major action sequence will be shot in Dublin, exactly a month from now. The international technicians will arrive on the dates given to them. Their dates are not flexible. So the shoot has to happen on the allotted dates," added the source.
Salman has to get leaner within a given time frame so that everything goes on schedule. "Salman has to lose the extra weight fast. He has a deadline to meet since the shoot dates cannot be delayed any further," said the source.
Salman had gone shirtless first time in ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ co-starring Kajol. Ever since then, the actor has flaunted his near perfect physique in almost all his films. The actor is known for his obsession for body building and is often spotted cycling on the roads of Bandra. While over the years the actor has acquired a brawny image, it will be interesting to see him in a leaner avatar this time round.