Nitin showcased his six-pack and bulging muscles in his last release Takkari, and follows suit here, too. But then it is difficult to shake off an image, and he'll perhaps always be looked at as an effeminate adolescent, whatever he does - grow muscles or sports a stubble. A pity, that, as he has indeed worked hard on his acting and dancing. How you wish that he had spent some time while deciding on the script.
But then, you can't blame him - he only gets to select from the choices that he is given, and in this case the list must have read something like this: