Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, who has donned a bikini in "Shaandaar", revealed that she worked hard to get into shape and did a lot of cycling during the film's shoot.
"The location was so beautiful that I used to do a lot of cycling around the place. And as I had to shoot in a bikini it helped me a lot. Whether we had a shoot or not, me, shahid and Ishaan (Shahid's brother) didn't miss a chance to work out in the fresh air," Alia said at the launch of VisitBritain's Bollywood Britain - Shaandaar campaign here on Monday.
"The scenic beauty of the location made me do more jogging, exercising in fresh air. So it eased me a lot for the bikini shoot. In Mumbai, we hardly get so much open place and fresh air to exercise. It was a really wonderful experience for me," she added.
Alia also said that British people are "very warm" and "friendly".
"The people of Britain are very warm and friendly just as we think for our visitors who come to India," she said.
"Shaandaar", which is directed by Vikas Bahl under the banner of Phantom Films and Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, is scheduled for release on October 22.