Aamir Khan bares all for his new film Peekay

Get ready to see the actor shock and awe audiences this year by stripping down in Peekay

When it comes to challenging himself as an actor, Aamir Khan doesn’t leave any stone unturned.

And this time, he’s set to take the biggest leap. The actor has done a completely bare scene (without an inch of clothing on him) in what will easily be the biggest film of 2014 — Rajkumar Hirani’s Peekay.

Full marks to the actor to go into a territory no Bollywood actor from his league would dare to tread. Sources from the film’s unit declare that even they were shocked when the Dhoom:3 star decided to do the “unthinkable”.

An insider reveals, “In the film, Aamir is playing the role of an alien who lands on Earth by choice. The bare portion is a part of his introduction scene.” Remember Arnold Schwarzenegger did something similar in Terminator 2:Judgment Day when he time travels from the future? In the stills of the film which have been leaked online, Khan is seen wearing women’s clothing. That’s because the ‘alien’ doesn’t know what to wear and blindly apes people.

According to insiders, the naked scene was part of the original script and Hirani was keen to retain it in the film. “The only debate was whether Aamir would do it himself or want to use a body double,” says a source. “After a lot of deliberation, Aamir decided to do it himself so that it would look authentic. And he was not nervous about doing it at all. When the scene was shot, a minimal unit was present on the set, all cameras and phones were kept out and everyone was taken into confidence.”

Aamir is known for setting new benchmarks — both in terms of his performances and his box-office collections. And oops, he did it again!

B-Town actors who have dared to bare

Neil Nitin Mukesh

The light-eyed actor stripped in Jail. In a scene prison authorities are shown strip searching him.

John Abraham

John Abraham stripped in New York for a jail scene. The scene showed him hunched over in a prison cell, after being tortured by the Americans.

Rahul Bose

He did the full monty in his very first film English August and then again in Dev Benegal’s Split Wide Open. The uninhibited Rahul was also the first Indian actor to kiss a male co-star (Arjun Mathur) in I am.

Raj Kumar Rao

The Kai Po Che actor stripped for a scene in the film Shahid. In an interview the actor said that he’s not absolutely comfortable with frontal nudity.

Milind Soman

In 1995, for a print ad for Tuff Shoes, models Milind Soman and Madhu Sapre wore just a python wrapped around them and, of course, a pair of shoes. He also bared for a steamy scene in Valley of Flowers.

Story text courtesy: DNA