It’s known that Shahid Kapoor usually goes all out in prep for his roles. With Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ being ongoing, the actor has adopted a special diet to keep him fit and healthy, BizAsiaLive.com can reveal.
Kapoor, who will be starring in a Bhansali directorial for the first time, is being looked after by Canadian chef Kelvin Cheung, who is based in Mumbai. Cheung told Pune Mirror, “Shahid has always been fit and healthy but he also needs an energy boost to survive the long working hours of this arduous schedule and the aim is to efficiently give him stronger muscle mass while maintaining the aesthetics of his look”.
He went on to say, “Since he is on a no-salt diet, Shahid gravitates towards Asian cuisine since the spices used give the meal a certain flavour despite the absence of salt. Mexican meals like a rice wrap, which is like a burrito with lots of grilled, steamed or raw vegetables, is a once-a-week treat. Since Shahid is always working, it is important to make the meals enjoyable so that he can look forward to eating”.
“His treats are usually small, sweet nuggets made of coconut milk as he doesn’t consume any artificial sugar. A bowl of cut mangoes is a summer indulgence,” added the chef.
Kapoor himself also said, “I follow a high-energy diet with lots of vegetables. Fitness has always been a part of who I am. Even though it can be tougher, it’s completely worth it and satisfying at the end of the day”.
‘Padmavati’ is scheduled for release in November.