Anil Kapoor: Today’s actors are more conscious about health & fitness

Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor, 62, rose to stardom in the eighties when fitness was not a priority for actors.

He was recently asked if today’s generation of actors is more conscious about health and fitness, the actor smiled and replied: “Yes, today’s actors are more conscious about their fitness. The youth of today are very knowledgeable about the science behind health and fitness and are therefore in a good position to make good choices.”

A sprint fanatic, Kapoor recently got a chance to interact with Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake during the latter’s visit to India.

While Blake was in the country to create awareness on road safety, Kapoor reveals the duo took out time to discuss health and fitness apart from their common interest, sprinting.

“I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to watch and learn from Yohan. He is such a talented professional!” said Kapoor about his experience of interacting with Blake.

After four decades in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor is still super-active in films. His releases this year have been “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”, “Total Dhamaal” and “Pagalpanti”. His roster next year comprises “Malang” and “Takht”.

So, what keeps so high on energy? “Passion, hard work and a zest for life!” he signed off.