‘I took inspiration from my father, who was a police officer,’ says Aadil Khan on his role in Shoorveer
Khan plays Salim Kamali and has worked hard on his physique that matches the confidence of defence personnel
Norwegian dancer and actor Aadil Khan, who wooed the audience with the action-thriller Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story, played the role of an Indian Air Force pilot in the multiple-actor starrer web series, Shoorveer that dropped on Disney+ Hotstar a few days ago. Khan plays Salim Kamali and has worked hard on his physique that matches the confidence of defence personnel. In a free-flowing interview, he spoke about taking inspiration from his father for the role and why fitness is his lifestyle:
Shoorveer is from the same genre as Special Ops. Tell us how different the experience was.
I think there’s no comparison. In this show, the best of the army, navy, and air force come together and form a team for a special mission, which is different from Special Ops. It was a different experience and equally wonderful.
Tell us about your character.
I am playing a pilot named Salim Kamali, who is a disciplined air force officer. The show is not just about action and has performance and emotions as well. For this role, I took inspiration from my father, who was a police officer. His positive attitude and disciplined life were a big inspiration to me.
Are you a disciplined man in real life?
I am a positive person and into fitness as well but if waking up early morning is considered disciplined, then I am sorry, I am not.
Since you play a defence officer, did you take up any new fitness regimen to get that look?
Yes, for this character, since he is in the force where the physique exudes confidence, I discussed with the makers and my trainer. I did some mixed martial arts and compound work out so that my structure looks strong but not like a bodyguard.
What is your take on fitness?
I think fitness has a lot of other benefits apart from keeping you in shape. It keeps me sane and focused. I love to work out. I am consistent when it comes to diet or workout. It has become my lifestyle. However, I am not very strict with myself, I do indulge in biryani and mutton curry or pizza if I want.