Shah Rukh Khan
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After "Om Shanti Om", superstar Shah Rukh Khan has once again gone shirtless for friend and director Farah Khan's "Happy New Year".

Known for being shy about dropping the shirt, Shah Rukh has always maintained his promise that if he ever goes bare-chested, it'd have to be for Farah.

Asking Farah not to 'exploit' him anymore, the charming actor thanked photographers Dabboo Ratnani and Avinash Gowariker for capturing such a wonderful shot. "And this one is by @DabbooRatnani . Thanx my friend. And thanx @avigowariker. Now Farah don't exploit me anymore!!!," he tweeted.

Prashant Sawant, the man behind the smouldering eight-packs, took to Twitter to thank the actor. "Thanks you @iamsrk @TheFarahKhan to give me chance my best work till now.. Don't mess with Charlie.."

Crediting his marvelous new avatar to Sawant, Shah Rukh pointed out that his idea of fitness means good food and regular exercise.

"The guy who has done it is Prashant from Body Sculptor. My idea of fitness is that you have to be regularly fit. If at any given time if I am called to show my body, I take a month of training to get into this shape. But you are basically fit if you are fit with your food and do just half an hour of exercises everyday," The Times of India quoted the actor.

Looking every inch a kick-boxer at an underground fight club, the new still is Charlie's (Shah Rukh) introduction scene from the film, Farah revealed. "Shah Rukh does it only for me and I take that as a huge compliment. And I feel special when he does it as I know how much goes into it. This is my gift to all the women in the world and to some men, too," she told TOI.

Praising friend and actor Shah Rukh's determination, Farah says at 49 no one has a body like his. The "Happy New Year" actor, who began his training in November last year, had first promised to go shirtless in "Main Hoon Na" but the plan had to be stalled due to the actor's critical spine injury.

"In Main Hoon Na, he had promised me that he will remove his shirt for me. But he could not as his back had a spinal surgery. Then he promised me in Om Shanti Om and he kept his promise and did Dard-e-Disco. I remember his picture came in Bombay Times and everyone went berserk," she said.