The duty of an actor isn’t always about perfecting dialogue delivery or dancing well or doing some entertaining and emotional scenes. Sometimes actors go too far to get into the skin of a character. Sometimes actors put their blood and sweat while preparing for the role and transform mentally and physically for a role.
Many actors had transformed their bodies for their roles in films and we bring you the list of 18 actors who underwent extreme physical transformations for their roles.
Do you know that sometimes these sudden and extreme physical transformations endanger health in the long run? But actors are willing to take those risks just to entertain us.
1. Hrithik Roshan
From Guzaarish To Krrish 3
Hrithik Roshan also known as Greek God is known for his best body among Indian actors. But did you know that the actor got a 36 inch waist for the first time in his life for the 2010 released movie Guzaarish to play the role of a paralyzed magician-turned-Radio jockey? He ate a lot of fried food to gain weight for the role.
The actor later bounced back with the help of celebrity trainer Kris Gethin and gained his fab and fit body back for Krrish 3.
Super 30 To WAR
To transform himself from the role of a Mathematician Anand to a RAW agent Kabir, the actor had gone through a lot. The actor pushed the limits in transforming himself and inspired many by doing this extreme transformation even at the age of 45.
2. Aamir Khan
From Taare Zameen Par to Ghajini
Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan who prefers doing films with a substance over style had sported 8 packs for his role in Ghajini by following an intense workout routine. The actor worked out for 3 hours a day, 6 days a week for 13 months to achieve this look.
Transforming For Dangal
This might be one of the most famous Indian actor’s transformation ever. Aamir Khan played the role of a former wrestler (96 Kgs) and a young wrestler (66 Kgs). From 38% to 9% body fat, it’s really a tough journey.
Aamir Khan is one of the few Indian actors who had inspired many with his dedication and extreme transformations.
3. Randeep Hooda
Randeep Hooda lost 18 kgs in a span of 28 days for Omung Kumar’s directorial Sarbjit, a 2016 released biopic film. He just ate 500 to 600 calories per day to achieve this look. This was a drastic and an insane transformation for a role.
Did you know? On the first day of the shoot, nobody recognized the actor until the director called out his name.
4. Raj Kumar Rao
Raj Kumar Rao is known for getting into the skin of the characters he portrays. The Newton actor had gained 11 Kgs for web series Bose: Dead or Alive that was released on ALTBalaji on 20 November 2017.
From sporting a 6 pack in Behen Hogi Teri to going anorexic for Trapped and gaining weight for Bose, check out the actor’s extreme transformation in the pic the actor shared years ago.
5. John Abraham
The actor had once told that his aim is to live and die with a six-pack and the actor really meant it when he said that. This Bollywood star who always maintains his body with packs and muscles for every movie he does, had done an extreme transformation for 2011 released movie Force.
John Abraham ate 25 to 30 egg whites a day and also supplemented his diet with whey shakes and protein bars. His workout schedule and fitness secrets are a must follow if you want to build an insane body.
6. Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar worked hard for 13 months to play the role of Milkha Singh, for the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which is a biopic film on Milkha Singh, who was an Indian former track and field sprinter.
The director Om Prakash Mehra brought in two fitness trainers Samir Jaura and Melwyn Crasto to achieve this feat.
Complete workout and diet plan followed by Farhan Akhtar for this film is all about his dedication towards films.
7. Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi made her acting debut in 2015 with Dum Laga Ke Haisha for which she won a Filmfare award for best debut actress. The actress was seen in the role of an overweight bride and her weight was 89 kgs in the film. The actress then made a stunning transformation by losing 32 kgs and that too without starving herself.
“I started with an hour at the gym. Then I started playing badminton and simultaneously increased my hours at the gym. There are times where you want to lose weight, and then there are times where you just don’t care. I realised it has to be a combination of both”, the Pati Patni Aur Woh actress said.
Vikram is known as “One Man With Many Faces”. The actor is always ready to do whatever it takes to get into the skin of a character.
His transformation of the 2015 released movie ‘I’, directed by Shankar is more than the extreme transformation that any Indian actor has done for a single film.
When asked in an interview that is it true that he lost more than 25 kgs for I, the actor replied, “Unfortunately, it’s true. But I am not alone. I think Matthew McConaughey lost 23 kilos to play the character of an AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club. The thing is he was already fit and he just stopped eating, while I was on a diet to lose weight”.
9. Anushka Shetty
Anushka Shetty played an overweight, brave, independent woman role in Size Zero and the actress had gained 20kgs to look fat in this Prakash Kovelamudi directorial. The actress refused to wear a fat-suit for the movie and did it all by herself. She ate only home food, but in greater quantity to gain weight.
The actress later returned fit for Devasena role in Bahubali and stunned everyone with her drastic transformation.
10. Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor bulked up and gained weight for Sanju, a film based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt. His workout routine is all about a proper diet and a perfect workout plan. Apart from these, the actor stopped eating junk foods, sugar products, and processed food.
11. Ajith Kumar
Actor Ajith Kumar, called as Thala by his fans, pulled of an incredible body transformation for Vivegam.
The actor got shredded for a spy thriller, which was directed by Siva. The actor went through rigorous training for about 2 hours every day to achieve that look.
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan had praised that actor for this incredible transformation.
Do you know? Ajith Kumar has back problems and has undergone many operations in the past yet the actor has pulled of six pack for Vivegam.
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Prabhas followed a warrior workout and diet to train for his role in Baahubali. The actor had bulked up to fit in the role visioned by legendary director Rajamouli.
Prabhas had gained 20 kgs and reached 105 kgs for his role in Bahubali: The Beginning and then gained another 30 kgs and reached 135 kgs for his role in Bahubali: The Conclusion. Putting on that heavy muscle really needs a strict workout and diet plan.
13. Rana Daggubati
Like Prabhas, Rana Daggubati had bulked up for Bahubali series to fit into the character of Bhallala Deva and then he lost 30 kgs for Aranya movie. The actor underwent an extreme physical transformation after Bahubali for his role in Aranya and fans were worried about the actor after seeing him lose weight in a short span.
14. Ranveer Singh
Did you know that Ranveer Singh transformed his body from thin to fit in just 6 weeks?
Transformation for Padmaavat
The actor worked out twice a day for 6 days a week to get into his Alauddin Khilji avatar and the actor cut off all the sugars in his diet.
Transformation for Gully Boy
To transform from a ruthless villain role to a gully boy, the actor had lost weight and transformed extremely for Gully Boy. Check this pic:
15. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra transformed herself as a boxer to play the role of Mary Kom, a boxer. The actress trained closely with Marykom for the film and followed her diet and workout routine to become like her. PC revealed that she had put her soul in the film, to prepare for the role.
Do you know? Priyanka Chopra got hurt on her left chin while training for the role and the team covered her scar with makeup.
16. Siddharth Malhotra
Siddharth who was seen always in a lean physique had to put on weight for his role in Brothers movie which also stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role. To fit in the role of Monty Fernandes, the actor had bulked up and gained muscle. He followed a workout routine which includes lots of pushups, core-strengthening moves, pull-ups, and running.
Also Read: Siddharth Malhotra’s Fitness Secret
17. Aditya Roy Kapur
The actor went through Body Sculpting workout regime to train and shape for his role in Fitoor. The actor’s personal trainer revealed that Aditya trained for at least four days a week for an hour and a half and followed a good diet plan with six meals a day at an interval of two hours or so.
Aditya Roy Kapur had gone through extreme physical transformation for Malang, to achieve two different looks needed for the character. For the bulked-up version, the actor cut his fat percentage from 18% to 9%, and the actor cut down salt from all of his meals.
The actor revealed that he used to hit the gym even after shooting for 12 to 14 hours a day.
Do you know? The actor used to take some amount of sugar before the shoot so that his veins really pop on the camera.
18. Shahid Kapoor
To play a self-destructive man, the actor had gained 8 kgs and then he lost 14 kgs to play a college boy.
To gain weight, the actor took a lot of dense-calorie foods, involving rice and pastas. He followed a 4000 calorie/day diet to gain weight. For the weight loss portion, the actor took just 1800 calories per day and physical training of 3 hours a day.