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Shahid Kapoor took his shirt off for a fleeting moment in "Kaminey" and caused many to lust. Now, he's revealing much more of his eight-pack abs in his upcoming movie "Chance Pe Dance".
Fans can feast on Shahid's sculpted body which is on show in these stills from his next movie, scheduled to release on January 15, 2010.
Trainer Abbas Ali said they managed to achieve the new look in a very short time for "Chance Pe Dance", directed by Ken Ghosh.
"Shahid had to look cosmetically presentable. After 'Kaminey' we had only two months in hand to change his complete look. It's Shahid's sheer hard work, dedication and consistency that transformed him from what he used to look a couple of years ago to his present look," Abbas told IANS.
"His body in 'Chance Pe Dance' is better than all his previous films. Shahid told me that dancers are coming from abroad and he wants to look like god and move like god. I had to change the entire training to bring that look along with flexibility and muscle endurance which was required for his dance performance," he said.
Shahid first started working on his body for Vishal Bharadwaj's "Kaminey" as he had to run with horses in a scene.
"Shahid didn't have a muscular body. I was training him only for fitness. Shahid didn't want a picture perfect body in 'Kaminey' because the film shows that he comes from street and doesn't workout in high-tech gym," said Abbas.
For "Chance Pe Dance" Shahid needed a sculpted body and practiced five days a week. He also had to work on his diet.
"Shahid is a vegetarian and he doesn't even take eggs so first class protein, which is required to build lean muscle, was not there. White carbohydratelike white potatoes and pasta was removed from his diet. We added brown carbohydrate like brown rice, sweet potato, oats instead.
"We didn't go for low carbohydrates because if you go for low carbohydrates your performance level goes down in real life. He has to dance so we couldn't go for low carbohydrates," said Abbas.
A UTV Motion Pictures production, "Chance Pe Dance" is the story of a talented and passionate young struggling actor called Sameer Behl (Shahid). Positive and brimming with energy, Sameer juggles various jobs while working towards getting his big break in the industry. During his struggle he meets Sonia Sharma (Genelia D'Souza) who is a choreographer.
Just when Sameer is promised his big break, he is left without a house as he cannot pay his rent. Not one to lose heart Sam starts living in his rickety old car and starts teaching dance in a school to young kids who have never won any dance competition. He hates kids and the kids hate dancing.
The struggle in life continues as the director who was to launch Sameer now decides to choose his hero through a talent hunt. Sam is shattered but he diverts his focus towards the kids. Getting over his initial dislike of children, Sam not only emotionally bonds with them, but also helps them win a prestigious inter-school dance competition and gets their confidence back - aided by the spirited and beautiful Sonia.
Tina urges Sameer to enter the reality hunt, with the love and support from Sonia and the kids, Sameer emerges a winner and eventually becomes what he was destined to be, a superstar.