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Bollywood Actors In Their 60s Who Are Acing The Fitness Game Like No Other

We are blessed with actors in the Indian film industry who don’t look a day older than 40 but are actually in their 60s. Such fitness levels at their age is nothing but phenomenal. 

Anyone who ever dreads ageing can learn a lesson or two from these veteran actors, who are living proof that age is nothing but just a number, and that you’re never too old to start working out and take care of your physical health, and mind you, also your mental health. 

From Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher to Jackie Shroff, all these actors have crossed the age of 60 but are acing the fitness game like no other. Also, when it comes to physical fitness, these actors can easily give people half their age a run for their money and metabolism. Don’t believe us? 

Check out some of the inspiring videos and pics of these actors: 

1. Anil Kapoor 

Of late, Anil Kapoor is making people half his age extremely envious about him on social media. Why, you ask? It’s because he has become an unstoppable force both in terms of acting and fitness. 

“This papa doesn’t preach, just removes his top and walks to the beach,” that’s what he wrote in one of his posts where he’s walking shirtless at the beach. 

At 63, Anil Kapoor looks as good and young as he did during his debut days and the credit entirely goes to his dedication towards fitness and health. 

From running, cycling, doing planks, jumping ropes to weight lifting, the actor is at the top of his fitness game and is giving major fitness goals to his fans and followers in the process.  

2. Rajinikanth 

At 69, Rajinikanth is at his fittest best and gave proof of the same while shooting Into The Wild With Bear Grylls. Remember? The duo went on an adventurous journey through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. 

Earlier this year, his fans flooded social media with pictures of him working out during the shoot of his movie Darbar. In the pictures, the actor was seen flaunting his ripped biceps and toned physique. 

Apart from working out, the actor also practices yoga and swims frequently. Many of his fans might not be aware that he frequents Mt Kailash every year. 

3. Sunny Deol 

The actor-turned-politician celebrated his 64th birthday on October 19, 2020. His father Dharmendra shared pictures from his birthday party, on social media, where Sunny Deol did not look a day older than 40! 

The actor, who is best known for his “dhai kilo ka haath” dialogue told Filmfare, “Fitness is an addiction for me. If I don’t work out, I don’t feel energetic throughout the day. I work out with weights in the morning and play sports in the afternoon.” 

Well, if this doesn’t motivate you, what will?  

4. Amitabh Bachchan

At 78, Amitabh Bachchan is the oldest actor on this list, but his fitness levels are undoubtedly at par with people half

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Santa actors were offered early vaccine as part of scrapped federal PSA campaign: HHS

Oct. 25 (UPI) — Federal health officials in a scrapped $250 million promotional campaign offered professional Santa Claus actors early access to a vaccine for COVID-19 in exchange for participating in pro-vaccine public service announcements, the Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday.

Santa Claus actors, as well as those playing Mrs. Claus and Christmas elves, were to be hired as part of a cancelled celebrity campaign to promote getting vaccinated, an HHS official told the New York Times.

The campaign was envisioned by President Donald Trump’s then-appointee Michael Caputo, a former HHS assistant secretary, who has been on medical leave since September after being diagnosed with cancer and posting conspiracy theories on his Facebook page, including a video accusing the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention of harboring a “resistance unit” seeking to undermine Trump.

The office of HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar said this week that the program had been cancelled. The Santa “collaboration will not be happening,” a spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal.

In late August, as the coronavirus pandemic peaked across parts of the United States, Caputo and the agency approached Ric Erwin, chairman of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas, to ask if members would participate in TV, radio, social media and podcast ads and live events in 35 cities.

The campaign was titled “Covid 19 Public Health and Reopening America Public Service Announcements and Advertising Campaign” designed to “defeat despair, inspire hope and achieve national recovery,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Santa group agreed to participate and asked to be given the vaccine early, as Santa actors had been vaccinated early in 2009 for H1N1.

The actors who play Santa are in an “at risk” category because of their “advanced age” and “underlying health issues,” Erwin wrote in a newsletter for Santa actors.

“Furthermore, health care officials all concurred that our high rate of interpersonal contact with young children (who are notorious vectors for disease dissemination) further highlighted our need for the vaccine,” he added.

Christmas seasonal workers are watching their livelihoods disappear as stores like Macy’s have cancelled in-person visits with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves. Some tech-savvy Santas have offered a Zoom alternative or pre-recorded video messages.

Caputo told Erwin in August that the vaccine was likely to be approved in the late fall and that Santas and other seasonal workers would have it by Thanksgiving, the Wall Street Journal reported.

“If you and your colleagues are not essential workers, I don’t know what is,” Caputo said on a call, which was recorded by Erwin. “I cannot wait to tell the president,” Caputo added. “He’s going to love this.”

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