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Bollywood's FITTEST sports hero? VOTE!

Last updated on: July 10, 2013 17:29 IST

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Essaying a sportsman on screen demands dedicated spirit and tremendous stamina. Unless an actor looks fit enough to play thepart, he’ll never be able to convince the audience about his struggle or success.

Bollywood’s already health-conscious brigade has no place for flabby arms or potbellies and goes all out to build a physique whether they’re playing a cop, superhero or goon. So it is only fair to expect a rigorous workout session when they play sporty characters on big screen.

Here then, we look at the some of the fittest athlete portrayals in Bollywood.

Click through the slide show and VOTE for the fittest sportsman at the end!

Farhan Akhtar, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

For one of 2013’s most awaited films of the year, Farhan Akhtar surprised everyone with his commitment to sparkle as athlete Milkha Singh. His intensive training has resulted in a sensational physique for everyone to see and marvel.


Image: Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


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Aamir Khan, Lagaan

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From the puny cricketer in Dev Anand’s Awwal Number to the dynamic villager of Oscar-nominated Lagaan, playing a game of cricket to freed his village from the burden of taxes in British Raj, both Aamir Khan’s body and body of work shows impressive ascension.


Image: Aamir Khan in Lagaan


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Shah Rukh Khan, Chak De! India

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Although his turn as a hockey star and team captain is brief and ends on a bitter note in Shimit Amin’s Chak De! India, SRK emphasises on the importance of fitness as the stern, in shape coach of Indian women’s National hockey team.


Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India


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Shahid Kapoor, Dil Bole Hadippa

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As one of the most healthy stars and dancers of Bollywood, Shahid Kapoor looks tailor made in the role of a county cricket-playing Indian-origin British bloke in Dil Bole Hadippa.


Image: Shahid Kapoor in Dil Bole Hadippa


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John Abraham, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal

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A football fairytale about a bunch of players in UK’s South Asian community, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal allows John Abraham to flaunt his fit form and muscular legs.


Image: John Abraham in Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal


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Akshay Kumar, Patiala House

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Yet another UK based desi sports drama is essentially a father-son tale wherein Akshay Kumar conceals the fact he’s playing for the English cricket team from his fanatically patriotic father (Rishi Kapoor).

Known for his healthy regime and karate expertise, AK is understandably home in any form of sport.


Image: Akshay Kumar in Patiala House


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Irrfan Khan, Paan Singh Tomar

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Paan Singh Tomar earned Irrfan Khan a well-deserved National Award. The lean powerhouse steals the show with his turn as an exceptional athlete compelled to turn into an outlaw in trying circumstances.


Image: Akshay Kumar in Patiala House


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Shreyas Talpade, Iqbal

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Triumph of spirit against all odds and obstacles is the main theme of Nagesh Kukunoor’s genial Iqbal. And Shreyas Talpade’s unaffected, endearing delivery of a deaf and mute with gifted bowling skills resulted in a breakthrough debut.


Image: Shreyas Talpade in Iqbal


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Sunny Deol, Ghayal

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As the amateur boxer embroiled in controversy and murder charges, Sunny Deol delivers an explosive performance in Rajkumar Santoshi’s acclaimed Ghayal.

The charisma of his rippling muscularity in 1990 was sorely missed when he walked back in the ring as the worn-out boxer of Apne.


Image: Sunny Deol in Ghayal


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Mithun Chakraborty, Boxer

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A 30-something Mithun Chakraborty looks perfectly brawny and sporty in and as Boxer, the 1984 drama inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s 1976 classic Rocky.

 


Image: Mithun Chakraborty in Boxer


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