Of late, Allu Sirish has been intoxicated with Vilayati Sharab, the Hindi single which has just released. The opportunity that came out of the blue, he says. “Darshan Raval is a big singer, I heard his music. And choreographer Adil Sheikh’s work. Neeti Mohan again… I didn’t have to think so much about the project. And I thought why not give it a shot,” adds an elated Sirish.
Sirish is not the same actor that fans saw in his earlier movies. His chisellied body thanks to rigorous physical training and workouts make him look dapper. “I felt like I should shed some kilos after noticing a couple of my films. Initially, the reason was to transform my appearance for cosmetic reasons — to look good. Later, I realised the essence of being fit,” he says.
He shares how in the process, the benefits are much rewarding for a healthy body and mind. Your mind becomes better, your body is more efficient. You are more energetic throughout the day, my sleep got better. It has unlimited benefits.
“I just feel my lifestyle has become so sedentary that we’re always sitting and working. We almost forgot what it was to be actors. Apart from losing weight, the real benefit is having great health. For me, fitness includes flexibility and strength, I’ve been parallelly practising yoga, I want to build overall conditioning. I want to make it a way of life. Making healthier choices makes a big difference. I didn’t turn vegan yet. I’ve cut down on processed foods, sugars, cutting off regular snacks. I’ve lost eight kgs of body weight in the last four months,” he adds.
Intrigued by Osho
Diving into the world of literature, Allu Sirish has been getting gyan for his soul from author Osho. “His speeches and literature are something that give new insights about life. During the making of Desamuduru, I sought to know from director Puri Jagannadh how the song Satte Ye Godava Ledu was conceptualised. I was intrigued by Puri’s explanation and the philosophy that he adopted from Osho. Puri sir gifted Bunny a set of books and since then they’ve been languishing in our library. Definitely, the author Osho did influence my thoughts and I put some of them in practice. Not just Osho, I pick from each other what I like.”
On work front, Sirish is awaiting the announcement of his upcoming Telugu rom com starring Anu Emanuel.