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02 December 2023

Shah Rukh Khan cannot maintain his six pack… blame heavy smoking?

Shah Rukh Khan (AFP)

By Sanskriti Media and Entertainment

Shah Rukh Khan has been finding it difficult to maintain the six pack abs that he had first built for his film Om Shanti Om.

Shah Rukh Khan had taken a couple of months to build a set of six-pack abs for an item song in Om Shanti Om.

King Khan smokes heavily, was suffering from a persistent backache and had entered the forties a couple of years ago.

But the actor made alterations in his diet, got into heavy workouts and worked really hard to build his body the way one saw it in the film leading to other actors try and emulate him. And now Shah Rukh Khan who is nearing five decades of life says that he will build those abs only when needed.

“The abs will be made or maintained depending on what film I am doing and whether there is any scene which requires me to display it. If I have to then I will surely make it. I have not worked on the abs, because it is not easy and it is very difficult to build those abs and maintain them as well, It will take me at least three good months to make it,” says the actor.

With Maneesh Sharma’s Fan coming out next in which he plays a dual role – that of a commoner and a superstar as well, he explains what his physicality is in Fan.

“It depends on the new film I am doing. I am not supposed to have six pack abs. Everyone in my friends’ and work circle keep telling me that my shoulders are down, and that my shoulder look big on the big screen. For Fan I had to lose weight and now I think in the next three months I have to get back into shape,” he says hopefully.

And unlike actors who loved to say ‘Mere paas Maa hai’, actors today will continue saying ‘Mere paas abs hai’!