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Fardeen Khan's trainer Prashant Sawant is in despair. His client has done the disappearing act on him after training for 15 days. Says Prashant, who is also the fitness instructor of Shahrukh Khan and Sharman Joshi, "I was given a brief by producer Sanjay Gupta that he wanted a lean and tough look for Fardeen for his film Acid Factory, which stars him.
I am also training the other five stars in the film - Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani, Irrfan Khan, Danny Denzongpa and Manoj Bajpai. Sanjay was very particular that he wanted a certain look for his cast." The trainer started working with Fardeen a month ago. "We worked for two weeks after which Fardeen suddenly disappeared! He stopped taking my calls; forget replying to them."
Adds Prashant, "Sanjay wanted Fardeen to also get a six-pack abs and a sculpted look. In the first two weeks, Fardeen worked out seriously and lost weight but then he became unreachable. I heard later that he fell sick." Talking about Fardeen's exercise routine Prashant says, "Fardeen was working out thrice a week with one hour of cardio and weight training on alternate days." Fardeen's diet has been given by Prashant's wife Maya, a sports dietician and nutritionist.
Sanjay Gupta says, "Fardeen has been travelling a lot. He will resume his workouts soon. Acid Factory is a hardcore action thriller directed by Suparn Verma and besides the six heroes, Bipasha Basu is also in the film. Since the actors are playing gangsters, I want all my actors to be fit. Fardeen, according to me, is one of the most handsome stars we have today. He just needs to be presented as a style icon with a chiselled look."