"Fabulous campaign by Rajyavardhan Rathore," tweeted Salman Khan
Salman Khan took some time off his busy schedule and participated in the 'Hum Fit Toh India Fit' fitness challenge. On Saturday, Salman accepted the challenge and shared a video on social media and guess who reacted to the actor's video? It was none other than Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who not only thanked the actor for accepting his challenge but also praised him. Mr Rijiju tweeted: "Great Salman Khan bhai. You inspire millions to stay fit and healthy. Thanks for accepting my challenge." Salman shared a twenty five second video, in which he can be seen cycling and working out. Salman wrote: "Fabulous campaign by Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on #HumFitTohIndiaFit. I accept the Fitness Challenge of Kiren Rijiju. Here is my video."
'Hum Fit Toh India Hit' is a social media campaign which was started by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports- Rajyavardhan Rathore. The challenge gained massive popularity and was endorsed by several Bollywood celebrities including Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Hritik Roshan and Malaika Arora among others.
Alia Bhatt, who was nominated by Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan earlier this year, accepted the challenge and nominated her gym buddy Katrina Kaif. Alia wrote: "I nominate my super women who gimme all my inspiration."
Priyanka Chopra didn't share a video but she tweeted pictures from her gym and wrote:"Thank you Rajyavardhan Rathore for a reminder that we all need to start living a healthier lifestyle. #HumFitTohIndiaFit is a great initiative and it is motivating me to get back to the gym."
Apart from Salman, other celebrities who have already taken the challenge include Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff and Hritik Roshan.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan is currently shooting for Bharat in Malta. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat went on floors in June. The film features Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and veteran actress Tabu. The film is set against the backdrop of 1960's.