Why Aamir Khan’s Drastic Body Transformation For Dangal Is A Bold Move
It’s usually no surprise to see Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist — Aamir Khan go to any length for his characters. He is never afraid to play bold and take up challenges for the love of his craft.
However, this time around the PK actor has pushed the envelope way too far by undergoing a dramatic body transformation for his role in the much-awaited Dangal.
In a mind-boggling feat, Aamir first gained 28 kilos in five months to be able to portray acclaimed wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in the film and shoot the larger chunk of the film and then lost all that flab again in next five months to shoot the portions that showed the wrestler in his hey days.
Speaking about this bold move Aamir said, “Though I went through body building to get a certain look for my films, this (Dangal) 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 percent body fat and that I had to reduce to 9 percent body fat within five months. That was a huge task.”
While it may sound all wow, health experts say that such drastic weight gain and weight loss are extremely harmful and Aamir despite knowing the risk, went ahead with the transformation even though he had the option of wearing a bodysuit.
Knowing Aamir and his passion for perfection, the actor obviously refused to wear the body suit stating that it wouldn’t look realistic. He decided to play bold and took up the challenge of gaining weight and even losing it in a matter of months.
Doctors have now told our Mr. Perfectionist not to try such drastic weight and body transformation in future. But being a creative person, he said, “Excited to do everything if I get a good script.”
It’s rare to see someone so passionate about what they do and Aamir’s willingness to go to that extreme length for his passion is indeed inspiring.
Watch Aamir Khan's fat to fit transformation here:
Image credits: Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, MensXP.com
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