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Posted at: Oct 29, 2015, 1:02 AM; last updated: Oct 28, 2015, 10:52 PM (IST)

An ode to fitness

Move over John Abraham or even Arnold Schwarzenegger, it is time we idolised body builders from the region

Thumb rules for keeping fit

  • Here are the tips shared by Rama Kant and Ojaswee Sharma for those who want to get fit.
  • To lose weight, 90 per cent of the game lies with diet. Unless you cut carbs, you wouldn’t lose weight.
  • Discipline is the name of the game. An hour of gym today, 30 minutes tomorrow and sleeping through the next day wouldn’t lead to any gains.
  • Seek guidance in the beginning. How much, how often and how to exercise is what only an expert fitness professional can tell you. Please follow.
  • Cultivate a circle of friends who keep you motivated. Don’t look for shortcuts, crash diets don’t give lasting effect, go slow but steady.


Keeping fit and making films have been two things that Ojaswee Sharma has long been obsessive about. In his new short film Body Building – The Indian Way, the twain meet. The ten minute short film that was released on You Tube on Tuesday is a motivation drama with shots and quotes by body builders, athletes and ordinary people interested in keeping fit.

A hardcore fitness freak himself, Ojaswee noticed that in most of the gyms it was either the Bollywood stars – Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan or Ajay Devgn on the walls or Hollywood hunks like Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I often wondered what happened to body builders from the region who have won national, international titles,” says Ojaswee. His search ended in Rama Kant, winner of many national and international titles including Mr World 2007 Muscle Mania who is a part of the film. “Hardly will you find an Indian motivational video running on fitness center’s LCDs. With my film, I want to change that.”

This passionate documentary maker has done his engineering, mass communication and also masters in business administration but it is in films that he finds his calling. Having tried luck at Mumbai, he is now based in Tricity and giving shape to his dreams. He has made films on motivational, comedy and informatics travel genres like I Quit, Kamley, Parikrama of Gurudwara, Gal Ban Gayi. Next, he is working on yet another comedy and meanwhile, weighing options in body building.


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