TGIF: Skinny Boys for Fat Tuesday

A complaint was lodged that, in my focus on the nice cushion-for-the-pushin’ type guys, I missed the “never stop moving, super skinny, fingers brush their knees” kind of guys. This is correct, I have failed you. But I will now try to fix that!

I’m not talking dieting, I’m not talking working out, I’m talking natural long and lean body shape. Which a lot of these dudes have, and then they cover it up with muscles, boooo!

Starting with Hrithik! During his brief periods of not being super pumped.

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Extend those fingers!

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And the youthful candids! Back when he was starting to pump up

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And back before he had even started!

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Young Amitabh, looking like an Ostrich

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A body made for bellbottoms!

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Huddling over Jaya realness!

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ARK, with the long torso and long fingers and big smile

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Is it possible for a torso to be too long and boney?

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This might be more of young skinny Jackie than I need

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Young Jackie in a suit, Oh Yeah! I would buy his suitings!

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And his son Tiger, in maybe the same suit?

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And even without the suit, just with normal muscles, looking all nice and tiny

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Let us not forget Prabhas! When no evil person is making him get muscles

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Yep, check how low and loose that waistband has to ride!

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Wanna see Rana Daggubatti with a beard and without muscles?

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Without the beard, just with that skinny boy face

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And with a body night quite big enough to fill out a navy uniform

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That sweet sweet young Salman, when his eyes looked too big for his skull

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Look how tiny his waist is in Maine Pyar Kiya!

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See? Look how tiny!

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Dhanush, “fast skinny guy” is basically his brand!

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Although he still has muscle

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So long as we’re talking Dhanush, let’s talk his father-in-law Rajinikanth, king of the small waist and fast movements.

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Now this isn’t really fair, because it’s not skinny-skinny, just young man still growing skinny, but to make us all happy, Shahrukh in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman

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Okay, that wasn’t a PERFECT post, but it was good enough for a start! Tell me who I am missing, tell me what photo would have been a better choice, and so on and so forth.

23 thoughts on “TGIF: Skinny Boys for Fat Tuesday

  1. How about Nagarjuna – he maintained same size right from Geetanjali-Siva (late 80s early 90s) to Khuda Gawa – Ninne Pelladata (90s) to Santosham-Nenunnanu-Manmadhudu (early 2000s) to Manam (2014) to Manmadhudu-2 (2019)


    • Eh, I think Jr NTR might be disqualified since it isn’t his natural look.

      On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 7:15 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Haha – why not. He tried his best to become leaner. How about Nani? Have you heard about Allari Naresh – lean and tall naturally – Just watch his Gamyam along with Sharwanand directed by Krish! Yeah, Kamalini was the lead in this movie.


  2. Southern Sid, especially in Leila series, where he epitomizes the small bone structure, sharp features, bony-skinny look. It doesn’t look malnourished on him because his bone structure is so small and defined. You could cut glass with his cheekbones.

    Vikrant Massey. Shahid Kapoor. Both can go either lean or skinny, muscular (natural not steroidal) or slim. Basically your “vegan bodybuilder” types, i.e. the kind who even if they bulk up will never get very bulky (unless steroids) and their muscles look very pretty rather than threatening.

    Sid M, Farhan A – better lean than skinny

    ARK – better skinny than lean (though lean is ok too).

    Arjun Rampal – better lean than skinny (though skinny is ok too).

    Ajay Devgan – the epitome of the tall- and-lean-with-(nonsteroidal?)-muscles guy. Really, his body is perfectly balanced. He didn’t break the mold, he IS the mold.

    The debut lead Male in Notebook has a nicely tall & lean-or-skinny look.

    Vir Das, actor and comedian

    Javed Jaffrey, can do skinny or lean, probably better lean though. I find him hot but no one else seems to notice him.

    Ritesh D and Arshad W used to be skinny, now they are more medium sized.

    Jr AB used to be skinny (with karisma), then lean (with aishwarya) – he’s better lean than skinny IMO – but now settling into midsize (parent mode).

    Agree on kunal kapoor & hrithik

    Karthik is skinny but i don’t find him sexy somehow. His frequent screen partner Sunny Singh is far hotter to me.

    Then there are your midsize-bone- structure-but-lean guys that probably are the bulk of Male heroes. Ranveer, Ranbir, Aamir, Varun, SRK(? But he’s very narrow torso too), Abhimanyu, Saif -though middle aged Saif is settling into midsection-teddy-bear territory as his default mode.

    Stateside Desi actors/ entertainers, I would throw in Hasan Minhaj – he is an examplar of Skinny Guy, Kal Penn in his actor hey day, and Aziz Ansari.

    Among the Southern actors, I think they generally start off bony-skinny then age into teddy bear, The ones who started lean (not skinny) and stayed lean might include Dulquer, Allu Arjun, Mahesh Babu, Nagarjuna. I wanna include Fahadh here, but i think he is taking the slow route to teddy bear.


  3. Apologies, Anon is me, Reflects on Life, but my modern/router/whatever is hiccuping this morning 😦

    Southern Sid (and maybe Shahid kapoor) is doing this in the opposite direction of the rest of the male stars, which maybe is proof that SoSid is our true model of bony-skinny Male-ness.

    Let’s set if this images show up…

    Bommarillu-era Sid circa 2006 is carrying so much baby fat that he even has a double chin:

    Leila-era Sid circa 2019 looks like all the fat has melted off to reveal the fine ceramic bone structure at his core:

    My theory on why very few Indian Male movie stars are bony-skinny is because many Indian men IRL are bony skinny throughout life, so that look is associated with working class or labor class, rather than looking aspirational or “healthy” (using the Indian English here). And that’s doubly true as you head south, thus possibly explaining the increase in teddy bear male stars as you head south.


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