Abhishek Kapoor roped in professional fitness coach Shivoham Dheepesh Bhatt to train Ayushmann Khurrana who plays a cross-functional athlete in the filmmaker’s next titled, ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’.
Spilling the beans on how he trained the actor for the film, Bhatt reportedly told a news portal that Ayushmann was getting into a zone that was new for him — exploring crossfit and Olympic weightlifting. His job was to oversee his form, technique and movements in every sequence, ensuring that they are up to the mark.
Over the next 45 days, Bhatt, who has previously worked with Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, shadowed the leading man. His contribution became pronounced when he played an active role in setting up the climax. Although he refrained from divulging into details about the sequence, he reportedly said that it required a specific concept that is his area of expertise.
Talking about the film, Ayushmann had earlier said in a statement, “It’s a lovely heart rendering film. I have always wanted to work with Abhishek Kapoor, being so inspired by his films, this feels like an amazing opportunity to be part of his vision. Ayushman is one of the most talented actors of our generation and I’m only thrilled about our first film together to be this beautiful love story.”
‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ will also star Vaani Kapoor in the lead role.