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Vivek Oberoi has taken to working out to acquire a good physique for Tips' next, directed by Kookie Gulati. Vivek first started training for Mission Istaanbul, "The film required me to look like a tough guy and I trained accordingly for that. But now I am doing Tips' next which requires me to look lean and agile so I decided to lose some weight for that. Apart from following my nutritionist's instructions, I started training in martial arts and learning parkour from London-based Dean Alexandroun, while David was flown down from Thai is teaching me ikido, muay thai (Thai kickboxing) and Tae kwon do."
Vivek has been training for six hours a day, "It's a very rigorous schedule which requires me to practise 1500 kicks a day. I start training at 6 am. The main focus is on weight training. I need to acquire certain fitness and shape for my character. I am very particular about the way I look in every film and have been training under Satya's (Satyajit Chourasia) younger brother Sonu for the last year or so."
Vivek adds that his nutritionist Noorie has put him a diet which helps him to stay lean. "Initially, I was shocked at the quantity of food Noorie had given me. I cribbed that it was less and thought it was according to her size as she's very petite and delicate. Then I realised by weaning me off synthetic foods and putting me on to natural organic foods, so I was getting so much more energy. Now I have protein shakes, natural organic foods and feel healthy and energised all day long. I have also cut down on my non-veg intake and am eating green leafy vegetables, cereals and an interesting combination of natural metabolism enhancers. I am feeling the change in my body."