By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Thursday, August 30, 2007
The success of Heyy Babyy is not the only reason why Akshay Kumar is flaunting a huge grin. The 39-year-old actor is looking great these days, and it's all thanks to a special diet he's been on for the last couple of months.
Says his personal trainer Jennifer, who is a trained gymnast, "I have put Akshay on the Blood Group Diet, designed specifically according to one's blood group.
When followed, it helps you lose weight, feel healthier and lowers your risk to many diseases. That's because your body digests and absorbs food more efficiently."
Akshay is all praise for the new diet he's been following, saying, "I just know that ever since I've been on it, I've been feeling fit and healthy and can go on for hours."
A unit member from the sets of Tashan adds, "Akshay has been religiously following the diet and exercising strenuously on the sets. That's why he's looking so fit and healthy."
Currently in Kerala for Tashan, Akshay is thrilled at the success of Heyy Babyy. The film has grossed over Rs 41 crore worldwide in its opening weekend.
"Yes it's been an exciting few days. Sajid (Khan) was confident it would do well, but Sajid (Nadidadwala) and I were apprehensive. I was scared of Sajid's confidence because box office collections can be unpredictable, so we'd tell him to 'just chill'," he says.
Talking about the two Sajids, Akshay says it was great fun working with them. On a lighter note, he adds, "I am so happy that the baby (Johaina) can't speak, so she can't say I cut her role like my co-stars usually cry about after my film release!"
A lot has been said about the cold war between him and Saif on the sets of Tashan. "It's not true. Saif and I have been getting along very well and we even attended an army event in Ladakh together. Right now, we are travelling together to our shoot in Kerala," he says.