April 1, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Actor Pratik who stole our hearts with his endearing performance in the award winning ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ has gone from understated to chiseled hot. Pratik has taken up to Kalaripayattu, Yoga and dance on a regular basis.
Pratik now flaunts a super fit toned body that stands a proof to his grueling fitness regime and keeping true to his unconventional image, Pratik has opted for unique ways of working towards a great body.
Reveals a source “Pratik is very fitness-oriented and apart from the normal routines in the gym, he has also taken up to a different style of yoga which combines yoga with a unique Dravidian form of martial arts called Kalaripayattu – the mother of martial arts – that works on your physical, mental and spiritual development.
Pratik has also trained in ‘Salsa’ with dance expert Sandip Soparrkar, and hopes to continue learning other South American dance forms. He has performed for Sandip’s annual shows and especially loved doing the show Sandip put up in aide for orphan children.
Ask Pratik his fitness mantra promptly comes the reply “Eat healthy, exercise regularly…& every now & then do not forget to binge on your fave foods to keep the cravings satisfied too.”
And binge he does on his weakness – milkshakes.
“Pratik absolutely loves milkshakes, especially chocolate milkshakes. In fact he is quite a milk fan & has at least a couple of glasses of super chilled milk a day,” adds the source
Pratik will soon be seen in some challenging title roles starting with Kiran Rao’s ‘Dhobhi Ghat’ with Aamir Khan Productions, as ‘Pinto’ in Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions’ ‘My Friend Pinto’ and Rohan Sippy’s ‘Dum Maro Dum’.