Actor Abhishek Bachchan may not be a style victim, but according to the actor’s friends, he does have his finger on the fashion pulse. Insiders reveal that the actor has even styled himself in an upcoming film. A source from the production house says, “Abhishek will never admit to it, but he has a stylish streak in him. His style sense was much appreciated by all his co-stars in Players including Sonam (Kapoor) and Bipasha (Basu), who are known to be quite trendy themselves.”
In fact, Abhishek was even invited by a topnotch international shoe brand as a guest early this year and is expected to receive his made-to-order pair of shoes from the Italian house today. “In January, this year, he was called to meet the brand’s renowned shoe designers who created a customised pair in line with Abhishek’s distinct tastes and requests. What makes it special is that Abhishek is the first Indian male actor to be honoured by this,” confirmed an insider.
But his fashionable side is not the only thing that’s come to the fore while working on this film. What also came to light during the shoot of Players is his secret addiction. Sources reveal that of late the actor has been overtly hooked on to the heavy work-out sessions. But those close to the actor insist that Abhishek has always been fit.
“He’s been an athlete right from his school days, so him being passionate about working out is nothing new. He may not be sporting six packs, but he is super-fit. He’d only put on weight in between for his roles,” says the source. Abhishek himself admits that he’s always been into fitness. “I’ve always done what my role has required of me. For the action sequences in Players and Dhoom 3, I am required to be my fittest best, so all that training is for the roles.”
Ask Abhishek about his affinity for action of late and the actor says that it’s always been a genre that he’s really enjoyed. “I think as a movie buff, comedy and action are two of my favourite genres, though I would never limit myself to any genre as an actor,” he says. “But yes, getting to do the the car chases and the adrenaline pumping action sequences are every guy’s dream come true,” adds Abhishek.