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Richa Chadha takes up a rigorous training regime for Panga

The actress has taken on four fitness regimes to get into shape for the Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari film. 

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With a title like Panga (2020), it was always likely that Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's film would need some hectic training.

Richa Chadha is pushing it to another level with her regimen. The actress has taken on four different training routines to get into shape for her role as a kabaddi player opposite Kangana Ranaut in the film. 

Earlier in the week, director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari had posted a picture of Ranaut at a school ground preparing for her role as a kabaddi player. The actress has earlier played an athlete in Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). 


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On the other hand, Richa Chadha has been going through different fitness routines to get into the mentality of a kabaddi player. For the film and for her own personal fitness goals, she has also taken up strength training, yoga and agility training.

With the new addition of kabaddi training, she will be more fit and agile. This has helped her create a new discipline for herself which has helped her to recover in time from her earlier injury.

Chadha said of her training, "I have recently recovered from an injury and it’s been a perfect time for me to be doing this film. I wanted to collaborate my personal fitness goals with that of the film. The kabaddi training extended me to collaborate with people like Mustafa [Ahmed] who has curated a fantastic strength- and movement-based fitness module for me. 

"I have always loved doing new things for fitness and I’m glad I’m getting to experiment. I also went back to the roots of my school practice of doing Iyengar yoga, as that’s imperative too. Also I found myself on a personal front attracted towards fusion belly dance and that’s what I have personally taken up too. So all these new fitness things have been instrumental in my overall fitness and for the training of the film," she added.

The film is due to be released on 24 January 2020.