After Shahrukh Khan sparked off a six-pack revolution of sorts with his stunning avatar in last year's blockbuster hit Om Shanti Om, the lean mean muscular torso with six-pack abs seem to have taken our desi hunks by storm. There are a slew of actors itching to step into SRK's shoes. Abhishek Bachchan is all set to get into the fitness groove while Fardeen Khan claims we'll see his fitter machismo side soon. But one actor who firmly swears by the saying 'actions speak louder than words is Vivek Oberoi. Last seen in Apoorva Lakhia's Shootout At Lokhandwala, Vivek is busy pumping iron for Lakhia's forthcoming film Mission Istanbul. The actor will essay the part of a Turkish commando Rizwan and naturally, Lakhia wants his actors to fetch the much talked about lean mean look. And its Hollywood action bigwig George Agular who has been roped in to choreograph the elaborate action sequences of the film. Therefore apart from working out religiously for the last nine months, our sincere Vivek has also enrolled himself in yoga and Tai Chi classes as part of the preparation for his role.
Vivek's fitness trainer of five years, Satyajit Chaurasia tells us, " Vivek has been working extremely hard at the Barbarian gym for the last nine months. He's absolutely determined to attain those coveted six pack abs for his look Mission Istanbul. In fact yesterday, he worked out for 4 hours non-stop. Hats off to his grit and determination! He conscientiously does heavyweight muscle training for six days a week with an average session of two and half hours. But once a week, he often extends his session to four hours. His sixth-pack is already visible. He has been on a stringent diet regime- high on proteins, with a considerably reduced intake of rice, carbs and sweets. He had put on some weight due to an injury he suffered early last year, but courtesy his rigorous workout regime and diet plan he has already shed 7 kilos. He must lose another four-five kilos for that perfect lean mean physique" says Satya.
As for Vivek's inspiration, Satya says, "He is most impressed and inspired by Hrithik's body. He often raves about Hrithik's perfectly chiselled physique and wants a six-pack like his. When we started working out, he said you show me the way, and I'll follow your command" shares Satya. "And boy, he's true to his word".