If Salman Khan's first look from "Sultan" left people in awe of his handlebar-moustache and his extreme crew cut, the new clean-shaven intense avatar will surprise them equally. The superstar shared a still from his next on social media, in which he has his gaze fixed and nose bleeding while a fistful of sand slips out from his hand.

What's interesting to note is, there are two variations to the smooth-faced look. The other one has a Prem-esque feel to it, very young and charming. However, this isn't the only treat for the actor's fans. If rumours are anything to go by, Khan will go shirtless for most of parts of the film, and why not considering he's working pretty hard for the part.

"In 'Sultan', I am a wrestler who goes into MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). It's a different league of fitness. I have been training for the past five days and my head, back and knee are hurting. Everything is hurting, actually," The Indian Express quoted the actor as saying.

Contrary to what many may think, "Sultan" will explore Khan's softer side as well. The third schedule began at YRF and ND Studios few weeks ago, and soon the actor and the film's leading lady, Anushka Sharma, will shoot for romantic scenes.

Like the 50-year-old star, Sharma too will go for a much tamed appearance. "Since she is also playing a wrestler in Sultan, her look will be more realistic or de-glam throughout the film. She doesn't need to look like a million bucks," a source told DNA.

Scheduled for an Eid release, this Ali Abbas Zafar directorial may clash with Shah Rukh Khan's "Raees".