Building abs seems to be the current fad among the Bollywood actors. After SRK’s six pack and Aamir’s eight pack, here comes the news that Sanjay Dutt aspires to have 12 pack abs!
HT City talks to the experts and fitness geeks to figure out, how practical it would be to acquire such a physique
“Only lizards have 12 packs,” said model turned actor and fitness icon Milind Soman who was one of the firsts in Indian showbiz to sport a perfect body.
“It’s unfair to one’s physiological mechanism to force oneself to such a quick routine,” said Milind. He is all set to open a gym chain called Breathe, in partnership with Rahul Dev.
“Besides John Abraham and Akshay Kumar, who did develop their bodies over a considerable period of time and Rahul Bose who has a proportionate body gifted by nature, others are being unfair to their bodies,” said Milind.
And this includes Mr perfectionist Aamir Khan . “I admire him for his work. He is an actor par excellence He recently shot for the GQ cover, and he looked stunning. But he doesn’t have a body, which should be flaunted. Aamir is (originally) a fat boy."
According to Som Tugnait, fitness guru and HT columnist, there could be 10 pack abs at the maximum. “The thing that people call ‘abs’ are actually the Rectus Abdominis muscles. There can be at the most 10 packs. 12 pack abs is just not possible as the (body) shape wouldn’t permit.”