In 2013, Farhan Akhtar got cut beyond belief to portray legendary sprinter, Milkha Singh, in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
To train for the role, the star underwent a 13-month long program, which included working out with trainers Samir Jaura and Melwyn Crasto. He exercised for five to six hours a day and focused on jogging, cycling, stretching, and altitude training. Akhtar did 2,500 to 3,000 crunches daily, 300 squats, and 100 calf raises, as well as a combination of functional training, which consisted of 10 rounds and 15 repetitions of pull-ups, push-ups, preacher curls, cable workouts, and high knees. The Indian star also went on a liquid diet for three different periods of his training and focused on staying hydrated with water, coconut water, juices, and fresh fruit shakes.