Disha Patani’s latest release Malang has been appreciated by her fans. In the film she is seen doing action scenes and a lot of beach sequences. Of course, Disha has always been known for her fitness levels and her Instagram pictures are proof enough but there is a lot of work that goes on behind getting that perfect beach body! We happened to speak to celebrity martial arts expert Rakesh Yadav, the man behind Disha’s moves and his is what he had to say about training her for the film. Rakesh has several celebrity clients who he has helped look fabulous and fit in front of the camera.
“I have been training Disha for the last four years. It was not very difficult for me to train her because she is my client and her flexibility has always worked for her. For Malang, I trained her for some action sequences. She had some chase scenes, jumping-on-the car scenes and kicks for which she learned an art form known as Parkour. I also trained her in kickboxing and gymnastics,” he says.
Disha Patani with her fitness trainer Rakesh
The trainer adds that her dedication towards fitness and training has always worked for her. “She takes out time from her busy schedule for training as she wants to polish her action skills. In fact, we train her on her shoot locations as well. We trained continuously for Malang for two months. The training was nonstop, be it outdoor shoots or be it during the shoot. Normally, what other people do, is if their dance rehearsal is going on, they only concentrate on dance. But Disha is not like that, she still has to do stretching first before dancing,” she says. He also trained Aditya Roy Kapur for two months for action sequences.
Malang, directed by Mohit Suri, is a drug and crime caper set in Goa. The film has opened to a good response at the box office. Read the review here. (https://www.masala.com/malang-movie-review-this-aditya-roy-kapur-disha-patani-starrer-gives-you-a-mild-high-317218.html)