Nandamuri Balakrishna the hero looked great in Gautamiputra Satakarni with his family pack body. These days heroes are working overtime to make 6 pack bodies and present them to the audience to attract them. Sharukh Khan, Nagarjuna, NTR and all others have tried this concept and impressed the public. But thanks to Balaiahs confidence, he sported his own regular body without any exercise or alterations and won the appreciation of the audience, clearly beating all the 6 pack bodies.
But when it comes to Balakrishna our family hero, he did not go for any exercise, losing weight or any other techniques. He did the role of a warrior Sathakarni with his regular family pack body and impressed upon the audience. Actors like Prabhas and Rana who worked for years together for Baahubali for 6 pack bodies could not impress the audience like Balakrishna. He looked like a natural warrior.
With his regular body under the direction of Krish, Balakrishna looked so ferocious. He did not sport any 6 pack or any other extra muscular body for the GPS movie. GPS proved that if one has that acting ability , you need not have a 6 pack or a toned body. Balaiahs father senior NTR also used his family pack body in mythological movies. He acted as Bheema and Duryodhana with his regular body with a tummy and impressed the movie goers.
Similarly for Dangal Aamir sported the regular look as a father and that impressed the public very much. Acting as a wrestler Aamir sported the regular look and it was real. In future the people may not like actors at 60 trying to look like 20.