Fitness enthusiast Prateik has been bulking up for long, but never had a chance to display his brawn on screen. Having done films like Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, Dhobi Ghat, Dum Maro Dum, Aarakshan, My Friend Pinto and Ekk Deewana Tha, the youngster’s characters in these projects did not provide an opportunity to flex his muscles. However, his next release directed by Manish Tiwary does and after seeing the rushes, the actor feels all the efforts were worth the efforts.
Says a source, “The film is in the editing stages and Prateik is keenly awaiting its release. Whenever we think of Bollywood’s fab bod guys, Salman Khan and John Abraham come to mind. Prateik feels he is the new crop of young actors who, too, want to take on the washboard abs scene.”
Adds the source, “Prateik, who has never shown his taut body in his films, is seen in a super-fit look in his next film. He has always preferred the macho look, rather than the lean look. What started as a workout for the film has found a very prominent place in his daily routine.” The actor regularly works out at a gym in Bandra without fail for two to three hours daily. He also follows a particular diet and never cheats on it.