Life, they say, is change — and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan would likely agree.
The body transformation he underwent for his upcoming film Dangal is definitely a sight to see.
“Though I went through body building to get a certain look for my film, this (Dangal) one was one of the most dramatic body transformations so far,” he says.
That’s pretty evident in the video below.
As Hindustan Times reports, the film has two distinct phases.
“For one part,” Khan says, “I had to put on weight. So, I weighed 96 kgs with 38 percent body fat ,and that I had to reduce to 9 per cent body fat within five months. That was a huge task.”
It wasn’t all that good for him, either.
“I would like to mention that putting on weight and losing it so fast is very unhealthy,” he says. “I did it for my film under the supervision of experts, but it is very unhealthy for any regular person.”
Doctors have warned him not to pull such wizardry again, but he’s not making any promises.
“When you put on weight,” he says, “it affects your breathing and body language. That naturally reflects on your performance. You cannot get that from a bodysuit.”
You might be wondering what his diet was like as he prepared for the role.
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 gms of upma and papaya. After gym, a glass of protein shake.”
Watch his incredible transformation below (you’ll need to tap the speaker icon to turn on the sound):