Everyone was amazed watching the trailer and posters of Dangal movie, that’s not because of the movie making or performances, of course, both were good, but the fact is that how Aamir Khan transformed its body so badly for the movie. The transformation was extra-ordinary and mind-blowing, because the actor drastically transformed form 97 kg to six packs in five months. Remarkable right! Read to know more.
Aamir Khan Transformation
“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. 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,” Aamir said while releasing a video that showcases his training and transformation for the role.
The 50-year old actor has to gain weight from 68 kg to 97 kg in six months for the first schedule of shoot playing an ageing wrestler. The actor, for the second schedule has to drop around 25 kg in five months, to six packs, though it is not mere tough job for normal person, but the actor did it.
Aamir Khan said, “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 needs to put weight rather than using bodysuit, Aamir Khan 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”.
“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,” said Aamir Khan.
Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
Geeta Phogat won India’s first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. The biopic about father and his two daughters is set to release on December 23.