When heroines could flaunt their beauty, heroes had nothing but coolers and guns. That's when like a blessing came the abs. More than the pleasing face, it was the flashy 6 packs that mattered for heroes to be cast.
Suriya's Ghajini had the very first insight on body toning, muscle building and how could the flab area all be made into jaw dropping physique. Almost every other lead actor starting from Vikram, Arun Vijay, Arya, Jayam Ravi, Vishal, Simbhu, Aadhi and of course Arjun.
The recent addition to the elite list is Atharva playing an athlete in his upcoming film Eeti. His recently released photograph displaying his priceless abs from starvation and gym sessions is doing rounds.