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'I'm not a body builder' says Farhan Akhtar

 
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In an era where there is a craze for six-pack abs and hot bodies, we have an actor who feel it's not necessary to hang on to the six-pack look. The actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who built six-pack abs for his latest release Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, says he doesn't feel it is needed to retain the physique as every film may not require him to look like a body builder.

"I'm not a body builder. This (the body) was prefect for the role (in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) and that's why I thought I should do it. But every role has it's demands and it is important to understand that you don't want to look the same in every film," the 39-year-old said at a press conference held for the success of the recently released movie.

Farhan ensures that he is ready for such a look even if another movie requires it. This shows that this versatile actor is ready to sport different avatars according to the roles he plays in films. "I try to mould as much as I can. It felt great to be feeling fit and healthy and if there is something again which demands me to do it again, I would gladly do it. But I don't feel it's important to hang on to this, it was for a purpose," he added.

'I'm not a body builder' says Farhan Akhtar

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, narrates the journey of former athlete Milkha Singh. Farhan plays the 'Flying Sikh' in the movie, and he has earned rave reviews for his performance.

The actor has had a wonderful experience in this movie's journey. "It has been an important and enjoyable experience. But we are still very close to it and only time will tell what memories it leaves behind, what we learn from the experiences." He says that the manifestation of the experience happens after some time, but for now he is happy that people are liking the film.

IANS

Topics: farhan akhtar, bhaag milkha bhaag, rakeysh omprakash mehra, milkha singh

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