Emraan Hashmi is the latest to acquire six pack abs for his next release Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. While his new look has been the cause of attention for quite a few women (as well as men) ever since it was first unveiled, Emraan was in for a shock when his better half Parveen seemed to be oblivious about the transformation. Not just was she totally indifferent towards the entire effort, she was also hardly impressed with her hubby’s new body shape.
Laughs Emraan, “Think about it, here I am working so hard to get into shape and my wife comes and tells me – ‘I prefer you with a bit of paunch’. She also commented that she missed all the love handles. Guess, it is difficult to please all women. Since this time around it happens to be my wife, I may have to well go back to my earlier body structure.”
While Shah Rukh Khan started it all with Om Shanti Om, Aamir Khan went a step ahead when it came to acquiring abs for Ghajini. Soon, the trend spread like wildfire and it was on every actor’s wish list to gain those abs. Most recently, it was the turn of an unsuspecting Shahid Kapoor to ‘discover’ that he too had managed to develop 8 pack abs for Chance Pe Dance. And now it’s Emraan Hashmi, for whom it’s the bare torso and not the lips that are doing the talking.
The new leaner and muscular look was developed by Emraan very recently and once the results were up to the satisfaction of director Milan Luthria, his pictures were splashed all over the media.
“It wasn’t planned this way actually”, Emraan speaks on a serious note, “The idea was to get fit for the character I am playing in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. We went ahead, did a photo shoot and once the outcome clearly highlighted the 6 packs, we decided to make it public.”
Emraan is unsure if his 6 packs would also feature in the film. “Milan will take a final call on this”, he says, “So far there isn’t any scene where I get start exposing my bare torso. My character is such that it is fully clothed in the film. But tomorrow if Milan decides to shoot a scene like this which also fits in well with the narrative, I will go for it.”