“My life began with sport and if there is anything I have achieved, I don’t know how much I have,
but 130 films and 26 years in the industry, if I have managed to stay afloat, it is only because of my passion for fitness,” the 54-year-old actor said at the launch of Tata Sky Active Fitness.
The Hera Pheri star said it is only his fitness that gave him a break in the showbiz.
“It is only fitness that got me into the movie business. I owe my life to fitness,” he said.
Describing his breakthrough, Shetty said,
“someone saw me train the Indo-Tibetan border of police and I was doing a demo for the Maharashtra Police where somebody saw me in that demo and thought I was a good enough fighter and asked me to do a film.”
He admitted that he wasn’t recognised for his acting skills initially but learnt the ropes during the course of his 26-year long career.