Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is one actor who willingly puts his health and life at risk for his films. Aamir went through an extreme transformation for ‘Dangal’.
“This one was one of the most dramatic body transformations so far. The film has two phases. For one part, I had to put on weight. So, I weighed 96 kgs with 38 per cent body fat and that I had to reduce to 9 per cent body fat within five months. That was a huge task”
“I would like to mention that putting on weight and losing it so fast is very unhealthy. I did it for my film under the supervision of experts, but it is very unhealthy for any regular person.”
When asked why he didn’t opt for a ‘bodysuit’ instead of putting his health at risk, the actor said “When you put on weight, it affects your breathing and body language. That naturally reflects on your performance. You cannot get that from a bodysuit.”
Talking about his extreme transformation and the diet that he followed, Aamir said “I ate everything that I was not supposed to eat otherwise. I had samosa, vada pav, chocolate, cakes, brownies… I indulged in everything. Then when I had to lose the weight, I had a very different diet of 25 grams of upma and papaya. After gym, a glass of protein shake”
The makers of the film have also released a video highlighting his transformation. Check it out: