"Shah Rukh is the Badshah of the box office. Abhishek and I can come nowhere near him.- Amitabh Bachchan"
Shah Rukh Khan
At 43, and despite a back problem, SRK has wrought something of a medical miracle with his latest, burnished, six pack look. Denying rumours of artificial aids, his trainer says that The Khan worked on a punishing regimen for three months.
For the longest time, he remained unaffected with the general image of a bodybuilder for a hero. Now it’s hard to miss him in bare-chested glory - six packs abs and a lean, mean, toned body. How did he do it? Cosmetic Surgery? His trainer, Prashant Sawant, pooh-poohs the allegation. It was sheer hard work -- two hours of rigorous training four times a week, low carb, high protein diet and supplements -- that did the trick, it seems. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh has followed Madonna and bought a ‘magic’ Power Plate machine for Rs 7.5 lakh, to tone up his muscles with high-speed vibration. Didn’t his back problem get in the way? No, his back has healed. “Those who think it’s impossible to achieve what he has at his age, I can only say that you have to meet him to believe the level of energy he has.” The buffed-up look is here to stay.
It was a sight guaranteed to make Lalit Modi and Shah Rukh Khan burst into a duet, no trees required. Shortly before the opening of the Indian Premier League (IPL), two men marched up Bangalore’s Brigade Road carrying a handmade poster with the sketch of a golden helmet and the words “Knight Riders” scrawled on it in English and Bengali. Victory in the first match and the prospects of sighting Shah Rukh sent sales soaring in Kolkata, clubs receiving only 10 complimentaries each.