Saturday, November 1, 2008

Star attraction!

There's been a spate of six packs in the film world ever since Shah Rukh got his. The question on the top of my mind is - Why the hell didnt these guys do it sooner?

I mean its so obvious that a star has to look his or her best and the six pack has been around for ages in Hollywood. And not just the action stars by the way.

My take is that unfortunately our stars - the Shah Rukhs, the Salmans, the Aamirs, the Bachans, etc. are just not athletic. Take a look at Matt Damon in the Bourne movies. He's got a six-pack - but he doesn't look like crap - the way Shah Rukh Khan looks in my previous post on this.

Surya - my claim to fame is that he was my classmate in school! - looks like a body builder. Which is good on a body builder on stage. But for an action star I'd rather have a body like Matt Damon or one of the many guys in the Fight club. Personally I thought Brad Pitt in both Fight Club and Troy was a bit over done.

But my point is simple - there's a difference between an action oriented physique and a show oriented physique. Bollywood doesnt yet get it. (Eg.: Kamal Hassan has 250 inch biceps that pair very well with his 500 inch waist - and he keeps showing it off at every opportunity as well)

Until next time!


Raj said...

Haha, interesting blog!

Lots of things Bollywood doesnt get, but you have to wonder why the movies and the stars are so huge?

Maybe majority of Indian audience doesnt care as much about a six pack, and prefers some good locations and some nice music.

They have a formula and it works.

But I continue to drool over Kareena Kapoor, whatever her current size!

Rajesh said...

Dude... you see the sprint on the beach in Bourne Supremacy? Can Sa rooks of the baalywood do it???

Shumit said...

Kindly Update Please

Sandy - Rat Race Runner said...

Rajesh - You got it. I read an interesting post on Josh Hillis' blog about how Daniel Craig trained differently for each of his films. In Casino Royale he apparently trained to look like Bond, while in Quantum of Solace he trained to be Bond.

Lots of sprinting and box jumps so he could do the stunts himself. I think thats the difference between our stars and Hollywood.

(Though I get the feeling Akshay Kumar gets it with his parkour training)