Randeep Hooda, who worked with Salman Khan on films that include 'Kick' and 'Sultan', is all praises for the actor's dedication to fitness. So much so that Randeep, in a recent interview, even went on to say that he feels Salman has contributed a lot to the "popular culture of men being fit."
Randeep said, "I think Salman has contributed a lot to the popular culture of men being fit. It is not just about sports or bodybuilding. It is about body imaging and it is about self-confidence. When you go out in a T-shirt and your biceps pop out it is always (feel) good."
Randeep was talking about Salman's contribution towards fitness at an event that promoted good health. He also feels that wrestling as a sport has undergone massive change. Hailing from Haryana, Randeep was quick to quip, "The days of eating 'ghee' and doing 'dandh' have gone. Wrestling has changed. It has become very technical, and weight really matters."
He further added, "There was a trend about women being skinny, but now the trend has changed for good. It is more about being muscular and more toned... So it (going to gym or eating supplements) is not gender specific."
Talking about the time when Randeep started body-building, the actor added, "I started bodybuilding after seeing 'Pumping Iron' starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I started going to a gym called Chaand Health Club in Rohtak. I used to live with my nani and she didn't allow us to have meat or even eggs at home. That is why after gym, I used to 'drink' eggs and they tasted horrible. But that was the only source of protein apart from milk." Credits: IANS