Ash gets help to shed weight for Dhoom 2
Getting into the skin of the character, looking and dressing the part and also gaining or losing weight for a particular role is all part of an actor’s regimen in the film industry. Ash ex Miss Universe, actress and also one of the most beautiful women too has her share of travails. Ash was shooting for three different roles and hence had to put on and lose weight according to her characters in each of these films. Earlier Ash was shooting for the first schedule of Aditya Chopra’s Dhoom 2 and her role demanded her to be extremely fit and have a lean structure. So Ash was put through rigorous training sessions under the guidance of her personal trainer Deepika Mehta.
But later Ash was shooting for J.P Dutta’s Umrao Jaan and Mani Ratnam’s Guru in Chennai and hence in keeping with her role, Mani Ratnam asked Ash to put on some weight so that her character would look convincing. The actress being a complete professional obliged her director and happily piled on the pounds. While in Chennai Ash and Abhi also spent some quality time together. Unfortunately Ash is now back to shooting for Dhoom 2 second schedule in Namibia and her extra weight has not gone down well with her producer AdityaChopra. Ash was immediately asked to lose some weight fast. A source says “Adi was perturbed when he saw an overweight Ash in Namibia. He immediately called Ash’s personal trainer Deepika and asked her to join the unit there.”
Ash is now undergoing grueling workout sessions everyday under the watchful gaze of Deepika. Ash begins her day at 4 am in the morning, undergoing a rigorous two hour workout and then heading for shooting for the film. Ash puts in 16 hours a day and is thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day. Her grueling sessions are paying off as the actress has already lost 3 kilos in 10 days. Hrithik Roshan, her co-star in Dhoom 2 has been giving the actress fitness tips as he himself is a fitness buff. Aditya Chopra wants Ash to look her best and fittest in Dhoom 2 as her role demands that she have a lean look and Ash may also sport a bikini in the film. Aditya wants to go all out for his next venture Dhoom 2 and he definitely is a taskmaster.
Aditya also wants to re-work some of the stunt scenes in the film after he saw the stunt scenes in Krrish. Adi has also roped in some big Hollywood names to work on the stunts of the film. He wants to outdo the amazing stunts that Hrithik performed in Krrish. Hence he has even gone ahead and asked Hrithik to redo some of the stunts in Dhoom 2. In the film Hrithik plays a negative character. According to sources “Hrithik is not allowed to use body doubles and there are some stunning action sequences.” Hrithik too is currently shooting in Namibia with the cast and crew of Dhoom 2 and he puts in about 18 hours a day to complete the film.
Hrithik and Ash are definitely working very hard and we are sure that their efforts will pay off. These are truly dedicated actors and their extra effort will definitely be seen on-screen. Till then Hrithik and Ash keep up the good work!