A jail officer said the Bollywood actor worked out for at least three hours on Friday evening inside ward number 2 - doing crunches, push-ups, skipping, jumping and other exercises.
Salman was restless late Thursday evening when a senior jail officer visited him and asked if he required a doctor. Salman politely refused and lay down on a mat on the floor. "He went off to sleep around midnight and got up for a few minutes at 6.30am when the jail siren sounded. He went back to sleep and got up at 8.30am," said jail superintendent Vikram Singh.
The actor refused breakfast and asked the staff whether he was allowed to purchase something from the jail canteen. "He asked for a glass of milk and bread, which was given to him," Singh said.
He added that Salman was restless around 9.45am and was seen walking in his ward.
"At 11.30am he was informed that the court will decide on his bail application on Saturday. He then skipped lunch," Singh added.
But despite missing three successive meals, Salman surprised the jail staff when soon after meeting actor Preity Zinta and his sisters Alvira and Arpita in the afternoon, he started his workout in the scorching heat. Singh said he started the exercises at 3.30pm and continued till 6.30pm.
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