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IN Desi ON 17 Oct, 2016
Shaheer Sheikh is the new age Arjun of television. Bagging the role of Arjun in the epic Mahabharat was a life changing experience for the actor. After getting the big break, Shaheer went an extra mile to make changes in his lifestyle. His fitness journey is awe-inspiring. Let's take a sneak peek into the lifestyle of Mahabharat fame actor.
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He started his career as a lawyer and never even thought of becoming an actor in his life.
An assistant director discovered him on social media. Shaheer accepted the offer and started his career with the daily soap 'Kya Mast Hai Life' in 2009.
The lawyer turned actor explained, "I always wanted to play a warrior prince and what better than playing the best. When I first got the offer, I couldn't sleep for nights!"
Reel life Arjun explained, "I did a lot of reading. Arjun is known for his focus and determination and athletes and sportspersons in India are inspired by him. Preparing for this role over this last year has had a very positive effect on me."
And he doesn't fear getting typecast in this role. Mahabharat actor explained, "This Mahabharat is as real as it gets. It's something today's generation can identify with."
He explained, "Not six-pack, I just wanted to get stronger."
Playing the role of Arjun in Mahabharat has been a wonderful experience for Shaheer Sheikh.
Shaheer never ever went to gym in his life earlier.
Shaheer explained, "Now, I am more disciplined. Past six months, I have become an early riser. I go for a run, work out and take care of my diet for this character."
Shaheer explained, "I just wanted to be stronger. My dhanush is seven-feet tall and I wanted to lift it with ease and have the right body posture. I was always told that I didn't have to look like a model, but a warrior."
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