Ranveer Singh to Varun Dhawan: Bollywood's hottest shirtless hunks

  • Nivedita Mishra, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 10, 2015 13:31 IST

Bollywood's never really liked chocolates, or so it seems. Why else would Shahid Kapoor decide to ditch his chocolate-boy looks to sport a six-pack, and sweat it out in the gym in Bollywood's battle for the abs? But that was some time back. Since then, a younger lot of men like Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor have come up who believe in sculpting their super-bodies more than doing anything about their acting skills.

A superbody has many more perks. Today, every time the 'Punjabi munda' Varun Dhawan rips off his shirt, girls in Delhi let out a shriek of excitement. When the suave Sidharth Mahotra decides to casually chuck his shirt and gaze at the camera, girls in Mumbai swoon. And the moment Ranveer Singh does another of his shirtless acts, women across India break into an orgasmic sweat.

So, here's looking at the some of the best bodies (totally lust-worthy men) in Bollywood today.

Varun Dhawan


Chocolate-boy looks, the advantage of youth and some liberal help from the gym trainer and dietician mean you transform into that perfect 'Punjabi munda with doley sholey' avatar with ease.

Sex appeal: Boyish charm Ranveer Singh


A muscular physique and a throwaway 'rogue-like' charm has many women falling flat for this guy. Ads like the Durex condom rap and getting roasted wilfully at the AIB Knockout roast by Karan Johar, all add to his desirability.

Sex appeal: Raw sexual aura Vidyut Jammwal


Absolutely gorgeous - that's a phrase tailor-made for this martial-arts trained model turned actor. With the temperament of a monk and body as sculpted as a stallion, this guy undoubtedly makes it to the A-list of handsome men in any age. He has gone shirtless for magazine shoots.

Sex appeal: Raw yet underplayed masculinity Aditya Roy Kapoor


His claim to fame has been a singular solo hit, Aashiqui 2, but his fan following among girls is ridiculously big. His smile has girls gushing in happiness but he also has a well-toned body which he has often displayed in photo shoots.

Sex appeal: Good physique, twinkle in his eyes Ranbir Kapoor


His impish charm, Kapoor genes and dollops of talent have ensured that he is likely to become the next big 'thing' in Bollywood. Of course, it always helps if girls are shrieking mad at 'your' appeal. Ranbir Kapoor, the scion of that one big Bollywood family, Kapoors, knows it. His boy-next-door appeal is no hindrance to sporting a six-pack though.

Sex Appeal: A naked towel act and loads of mischief in those eyes Shahid Kapoor


Another chocolate boy hero goes sinewy - uff - it almost irritates now to see so many sweet boys hit the gym with a vengeance and come out as beef cakes. Why, what's wrong if one didn't have them? Mercifully, our man Shahid too took to the 'biceps' way when a role came along (Kaminey). His 'rain-drenched running alongside horses' act was drool-worthy.

Sex appeal: His comic timing teamed with his boyish good looks Siddharth Malhotra


He is yet to prove his mettle as an actor though he does have star appeal. With his perfect north Indian good looks, coupled with intensity, his is a steady climb to celebrity-hood. Needless to say, his brawny muscular self has many pickers, chiefly women (yes, even the 30s gang trips for him!)

Sex appeal: Star in the making, intensity and a hot body, of course! Randeep Hooda


Now, here's a real hunk -- tough, athletic and nothing synthetic. A lean and mean machine, he could very well have been a sportsman (which incidentally he also is). Don't expect any steroid-taking, protein-shake drinking stuff here. This is real class. The guy's gone shirtless countless times in the Bhatt camp films, with once pulling of steamy bathroom scene in a towel and sizzling Sunny Leone for company!

Sex appeal: Raw and totally untamed masculinity Arjun Kapoor


Arjun Kapoor (left) with Ranveer Singh in a still from Gunday

He burst on to the silver screen with Ishaqzaade and instantly got noticed for his 'good guy with a mean heart' act. But that was to be expected from the nephew of the talented Anil Kapoor. What did come as a surprise was his makeover, from a chubby well-fed rich kid to a lean lad. Ever since, his appeal with girls has stayed. He ascribes his makeover to Salman Khan. Watch him go shirtless in Gunday as he romances Priyanka Chopra.

Sex appeal: Intense and brooding good looks Farhan Akhtar


Here comes a guy who is every thinking woman's ideal. Having excelled as a director, a singer and then as an actor, Farhan Akhtar hasn't bothered much about his sex appeal. You wouldn't find him doing too many shoots with his shirt off, for instance. But with Bhag Milkha Bhag, he had to do a fair bit of scenes without his jersey on and had many women drooling.

Sex Appeal: An intelligence quotient coupled with a lean build

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