Here's how Prabhas underwent physical transformation in BAAHUBALI 2

March 21, 2017 11:21:56 AM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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Prabhas, who has undergone dual body transformation in BAAHUBALI, was trained by ex-Mr World Lakshman.

In the film Prabhas is playing double role of Shivudu who has a lean frame on the other hand his other character Baahubali is bulky (105 kgs) with 8 to 10 percent body fat.


Reddy, who won Mr. World 2010, says, “As Baahubali, Prabhas had to build a lot of muscle and for the son's character, Shivudu, he had to look lean. His physique fluctuated for more than four years; that was difficult. Prabhas weighed almost 100 kgs with his body fat percentage staying in the range of 9-10. For the younger character, he had to build a toned body with minimal muscles.”

Discussing a typical day in Prabhas' life, the trainer says a half hour cardio session would be followed by an entire day's shoot.

He followed a strict diet, eliminating all kinds of carbs and concentrating on proteins for Shivudu's character. “He would have six meals with egg whites, chicken, nuts, almonds, fish and vegetables are thrown in. For Baahubali prep, he had eight meals a day, carb-heavy with cheese and mutton. In the evenings, we had weight training sessions, which included deadlifts, squats, bench press and other rigorous exercises.”

Every 20 days, there'd be a cheat meal. “He loves biryani, so he was allowed that. At times, he'd ask for junk food. I was strict but understood his cravings. I was continuously monitoring his food intake and workouts,” adds Reddy.

Despite a hectic schedule, the actor religiously followed his workout regime. “He would shoot for hardcore stunts and by the end of it, be tired, but never missed a workout. There were days when we would start exercising at midnight. His dedication was amazing.

Well his dedication has clearly translated on screen and his hard work is definitely going to bear sweet fruits. BAAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION will hit the silver screens on April 28.


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