Body Beautiful

May 6, 2001.

The Hindi film industry. Where physicality and outward appearance are as important, if not more, as your histrionic abilities.
Which is why it is all the more important for actors to work on their physiques. After all, it's a question of popularity at the box office.
If it means marathon workouts at the gymnasium or following strict diet routines, they'll do it.

The result: rippling muscles, physiques to die for.

There is a world of difference between the lanky Sanjay Dutt of Rocky and mighty Dutt of Vaastav.
Take the puny Salman of Maine Pyaar Kiya and the beefy Khan of Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya.
Did you know that Dutt and Khan became friends during the making of Saajan, thanks to their common interest: Body building?

Artistes like Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, who are not usually known for muscle power, have nonetheless worked on acquiring biceps, thanks to their roles.
Somewhere along the way, work developed into a passion for physical perfection.
Sukanya Verma
Salman Khan
Know this: Taking off his shirt and baring his torso film after film might have got him flak.
Salman's not bothered. His funda in life: "If you've got it, flaunt it."
Beat this: His deep, piercing eyes and a deceptively innocent face.

May 7, 2001