Mumbai: Salman Khan is Bollywood’s original fitness buff and the actor has once again proved that he can go to any length to stay in shape. Recently, while the actor was shooting for his upcoming flick ‘Dabangg’ in Wai, he decided to take up an extreme way to stay in shape since the gym facilities at the hotel were not up to the mark. The actor, who was staying at a hotel in Panchgani, would walk to his shooting location in Wai, covering up to 18 kilometers on foot.
Confirming the news, a source from the unit said, “The hotel is 17-18 kilometers away from the shooting location in Wai. Instead of driving up and down all the way, Salman would walk four-five kilometers up the hill. It was his way of getting his daily quota of exercise.”
“Salman would not walk alone. His entire entourage of around ten people joined him for these long walks, some out of choice and some out of compulsion. In addition to his staff, several unit hands also volunteered to walk with the star. Everyone who is a gym goer thought it was a very good idea to get some exercise by walking up and down the hill. It was crazy to trek in the dark because nothing was visible so the second day everybody carried torches or tried to make it to the top of the hill before sunset,” adds the source.
And even though everybody looked tired after the strenuous walk, Salman always managed to look fresh and energetic. “He would reach the sets, have his breakfast and bathe before getting ready to shoot,” says the source.
Arbaaz Khan told a news daily, “Yes, Salman would sometimes drive or cycle or walk up and down from the location to the hotel. It was good fun. I couldn’t join them because I didn’t have enough time as I am the film’s producer. I would always have to stay back for some or the other reason.”