Varinder Ghuman , India’s loan IFBB Pro Card holder, Mr. Asia, Mr. India, Mr. Punjab and Junior National Champ, a Tara’s TNC star id one of the legendary entry in to Hollywood. His first debut in Punjabi movie Kabbadi once again produced by famous sports lover Mr. Harjinder Dhanoa, as a lead role was highly appreciated. His entry to ROAR is also a mile stone where he will be shown fighting with tiger. His huge physique with awesome muscularity and mass justify his fight with the beast.
It was a ‘Kick’ moment for Varinder Singh Ghuman when Bollywood star Salman Khan launched the trailer of his upcoming film Roar – Tigers of Sundarbans, which captures the tumultuous relationship between a man and a beast. After reading the script, Salman was so overwhelmed that he immediately agreed to launch its trailer.
Salman was so impressed with Ghuman’s physique that the actor announced he would cast Ghuman in his upcoming film Gama Pehalwan. World’s first vegetarian body builder, Ghuman, is better known as Man of-muscles. Roar is produced by Abis Rizvi and directed by Kamal Sadanah.
“During the shooting of the film, my crew and I lived on a ship in inhabitable Sundarbans in Bangladesh for a few weeks. It was not less than a nightmare in jungles where you often get greeted with snakes, wild boars, poisonous insects, salt-water crocodiles and many other dangerous creatures,” the 130-kg and six-feet-three-inches-tall award-winning body builder said.
Apart from this, Ghuman, who did not know how to swim, has shot an underwater sequence for the film, which is set to be released on October 31.
Uday, a young photojournalist on assignment in the jungles of the Sunderbans, rescues a white tiger cub ensnared in a poacher’s trap and brings the cub to a small settlement he is based in. Soon, panic among the villagers sets in. In order to bring calm back to the villagers, the forest warden takes the cub away. The Royal Bengal Tigress enters the village in the night searching for her cub. She picks up the scent of her cub’s blood and reaches the photographer’s hut. When she fails to get her cub back, her instinct leads her to avenge the kidnapping. She unleashes her wrath upon Uday, kills him, and disappears with his body. Enters Pundit; captain of an elite commando team, who comes to the Sundarbans to claim his brother Uday’s body. A silent reply from the villagers leads Pundit to a confrontation with the park warden. She callously declares the case closed and refuses to send a party to recover Uday’s body as the expanse and dangers of the forest ecology are too complex. Angry and emotional, Pundit decides to deal with the matter himself. He calls upon his own crack commando team and with the help of a local guide Madhu they engage a known tracker, Jhumpa, and set off on a do-or-die mission to capture and kill the white tigress. The team’s quest leads them deep into the marshy heartland of the Sundarbans where they see things only heard of before in old folklore. Yet sharp and intelligent, the white tigress not only eludes them every time but also manipulates them into her territory. Adding to their predicament, a villainous poacher Bheera senses an opportunity to serve his own interest. He schemes a plan to use the survivors as bait to trap his prize catch, the Royal Bengal White Tigress. But little do they know that the hunters are soon going to become the hunted.
Something about Ghuman
His brute-like force and body impressed actor Arnold Schwarzenegger so much, that the ‘Styrian Oak’ of bodybuilding arranged for Varinder Singh Ghuman to be the brand ambassador of his products in Asia.
With Varinder set to endorse Arnold’s health supplements and gymnasiums in Asia, he can’t help but revel in the attention showered on him by the Terminator star who also updated his Facebook status about Varinder, saying, ‘An amazing talent from India.’ Not just this, Arnold even pasted and tagged a link to Varinder’s upcoming Punjabi film, Kabbadi Once again, on his account.
Predictably, Varinder is on cloud nine, “I feel proud for getting noticed by such a big Bollywood actor. He had never promoted any Bollywood movie before this. I take it as his blessings that he posted my poster on his account. He even found our cases to be similar, now that I’m headed to work in films based on sports.”
Varinder is the captain of the Indian bodybuilding team and was one of the top rankers in International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness’s (IFBB) bodybuilding competition.
He even won gold in Australian Grand Prix. After being crowned Mr. India in 2009 and later Mr. Asia, Varinder now eyes Mr. Olympia.
Interestingly, he has also signed a Pollywood movie called Fateh, in which he plays the lead role.
About his vegan lifestyle, Varinder says he eats neither egg nor non-vegetarian food, sustaining instead on milk. “I’m lucky to have been born in a family of dairy farmers. So, I had access to milk from almost 600 head of cattle that we own,” he laughs. Sports run in his blood with Varinder’s grandfather having been a hockey player and father, a Kabbadi player.
From an early age, shares the bodybuilder, I had an ambition of being a strong man and always aspired to be a bodybuilder.
Varinder advises Punjab’s aspiring bodybuilders, who are said to indulge in a heavy intake of steroids, to undergo vigorous training and eat a healthy diet.
After all, he’s an example of this formula working well.
Varinder Singh Ghuman – a body builder with a difference
Try to find something common between Cricket and Body Building and you will end up with nothing except the already known fact that both are sports. Hahahahaha!!!!!!! Stop Laughing.
But here is a man who started as a fast bowler in college team and ended up as an internationally renowned Body Builder. So that ways he is a common link between both the sports.
He is Varinder Singh Ghuman, a world renowned Vegetarian Body Builder who is the first Asian to be ranked as Pro-Super in body-building shows worldwide. He was adjudged Mr. India in 2009.
This Jalandhar based Man-of-muscles also happens to be the first Indian and also the first Asian to make it to the top line of Arnold Classic Europe – an international body-building championship, the premier ranks of Mr. Universe contest and also the first Indian to win the Australian Grand Prix 2011. Keeping in view his perfect body, he has been chosen by none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger to be the brand ambassador for his signature gymnasiums and food supplements in India.
Born in a conservative family of Punjab Police personal in village Talwandi in the border district of Gurdaspur, this son of Asstt. Sub Inspector Bhupinder Singh (Retd.) and Late Smt. Harbhajan Kaur claims that he takes only vegetarian diet and fulfill his quota of proteins and calcium from milk and milk products. His father is into dairy farming nowadays.
Now if you are interested to know his vital stats, this 6 feet 3 inches tall Varinder Ghuman can put any average body builder to shame by flexing his 23 inches Biceps. His chest measures 53 inches. With 35 inches Thighs and 35-36 inches Waist size, this 130 Kgs Log-of-wood has earned a name not only for himself but for his state Punjab and for the Country as well.
The first Indian Body Builder to get a Pro Card by International Federation of Body Building (IFBB), this ‘Pehalwan from Punjab’ also carries an MA (English) degree under his belt.
Besides body building, another interest which Varinder is nurturing is of acting. After completing a course in dance and action in Mumbai to learn the basics, he has appeared in some music videos and now coming up as a hero in two Punjabi movies-Kabbadi once Again and Fateh.
However, when asked if he is setting his eyes on movies now, this long haired bulky man said “not at all, this I am doing on the sidelines but the passion is body building only”. After the launch of his two movies in the coming month, he said he would flex his muscles at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) also.
The ultimate goal of this man who claimed to have amazed none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger with his tree-like solid physique has set his eyes on Mr. Olympia contest, a title which Arnold had won for seven times.
This 30-yrs-young body builder believes that it is only the genetics and hard trainings which keep you ahead of others, muscle-by-muscle. His message to all the budding body builders is simple but loud.”DO NOT USE DRUGS OR PERFORMANCE ENHANCING ANABOLIC STEROIDS. WORKOUT HARD AND HAVE GOOD NUTRITIOUS DIET”
Dr. RANDHIR HASTIR