Mumbai: No six packs or eight packs for Ajay Devgn - but the actor has been working hard on his body for three months to get a beefy and muscular look for Rohit Shetty`s action film `Singham`.
He plays a tough cop from a village on the Maharashtra-Goa border in the film.
"We`ve tried to achieve for Ajay the physique of a man who could bash up 20 people, if he so wished. It`s not a six pack look. Anyone can achieve that with injections and steroids," said Shetty.
"`Singham` is a raw action film filled with hand-to-hand combat scenes, something one rarely gets to see in movies in this day and age of high gadgetry. Ajay`s trainer Prashant Sawant is putting him through the paces," he added.
Talking about Ajay`s fitness regime, his trainer said: "We trained for three months. Ajay plays a very tough cop. He needed to look the part by losing weight, developing more cuts on his body and appear more lean and muscular.
"After training for an-hour-and-a-half, I oversaw his diet and made sure he maintained a high-protein low-carb diet every three hours. Then I had him do a rigorous combination of weights and circuit super sets that incorporated all techniques including push-ups and pull-ups."
Sawant says it wasn`t too tough for Ajay to build his body.
"It didn`t take him much time. Ajay has a great body and he has always been a fitness freak. It`s not difficult for him to maintain it."
The movie is being produced by Reliance Entertainment.