Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who is part of upcoming comedy film Hummshakals, believes in including fitness regime in everyday life and says she lost five kg for her role in the laugh riot.
"Fitness is like brushing your teeth. You must include fitness to your daily life. For Humshakals, I had to lose 5 kg. So, I went to famous dietician - Pooja Makhija - and she gave me a new diet plan," Tamannaah told IANS.
"I am allowed to eat everything - rice, pastas, and nuts, but controlled portions. At one point of time you don't eat too much of anything and it really helped me to lose weight," she added.
A known name down south, the actress started working out "six years back".
She said: "I was a fussy eater. I had to pull down a few kilos to look a certain way. People should not enter into dieting without any guidance. You should take professional help."
"I always kept myself fit compared to other people because I feel if your lifestyle is not fit, then you can't work properly. If your lifestyle is unhealthy, it will reflect on screen," she added.
Scheduled for a June 20 release, director Sajid Khan's Humshakals stars a host of big names like Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta and Ram Kapoor.