Breaking away from the usual

Breaking away from the usual

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Breaking away from the usual

Kannada actor Aditya Singh has always ended up playing the ‘bad guy’ on screen.
But he owes his successful ‘bad guy’ roles to a strict fitness regime. He admits that if there’s one thing he is obsessed about, it is staying fit.

He doesn’t compromise on his gym routine whatsoever.Aditya had trained really hard for his last film, Edegarike. He continues to do the same for his yet-to-be-released ‘Rebel’
and ‘Rascal’, where he had to maintain a chiselled body and keep his energy level high.

In ‘Rebel’, he plays an NSG commando. “In the film, we don’t get into the details of the training regime but the character is pretty interesting. There was no extensive preparation for the character. Interestingly, I had a lot of stunt sequences and had to maintain a diet to build good endurance level. I also spent a better part of my time training to strengthen my muscles,” he explains.      
 
Aditya had suffered a slip disc and a frozen shoulder during a shot, where he had to jump off a 50-ft rock. Despite being bed-ridden for three months, Aditya is still as daring as he can get when performing stunts. He recollects that he recently did something that required a great deal of mental preparedness, “We shot a sequence on NICE Road, where I had to run towards a moving lorry, jump in to it and then get on to a bridge. It feels good when you get appreciation from people after doing something challenging,” he says.

Aditya believes that actors are the chosen few who get to do everything. “I have always told my directors that they can use my face  the way they want to, either as a villain or a romantic hero. In fact, after playing many underworld don characters, ‘Sweety’, my next project ,comes as a great relief. It‘s a total contrast to my earlier roles,” he adds.
 
Aditya hopes to break free from the ‘bad boy’ image with ‘Rascal, where he plays a college-goer, “The tag line of the film reads ‘Rascal’ — ‘A lady’s favourite’. With this, we hope to get young girls to come to the theatre. The main character can either be hated or loved but cannot be avoided. It’s a lovable role,” he sums up.

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