Audiences have always admired actors when it comes to getting the motivation to maintain fitness and achieve a chiseled physique. Many stars use their social media platforms to inspire fans to adopt a healthy lifestyle and sweat it out in the gym. However, while staying in shape is important in the industry, sometimes stars are asked to gain weight depending on the storyline.
Here’s a list of actors who sacrificed their fitness goals and went on extreme diets for the movie they were making:
Aamir Khan in Dangal
Aamir Khan is known to be a perfectionist. In Dangal, he played the role of a Haryanavi wrestler, Mahavir Singh Phogat. The actor went from 68 to 95 kg to adapt to the role of the old Phogat, then reduced to 70 kg to play a younger version of the wrestler.
Kriti Sanon in Mimi
Kriti Sanon gained 15 kilos for mumi in which she played the role of a surrogate mother. Kriti wanted to gain weight for the film’s second program so she would realistically look pregnant instead of just using prosthetics.
Hrithik Roshan in Super 30
In this 2019 film, Hrithik Roshan played Anand Kumar, a middle-class math teacher who offers the revolutionary educational program called “Super 30”. According to reports, fitness enthusiast Hrithik had to sacrifice his six-pack physique and put on a lot of weight to accommodate the character’s transition from a young man to a middle-aged adult.
Vidya Bala in The dirty picture
Versatile Vidya Balan had to gain weight to The dirty picture. This film changed the course of the actress’s career. She had apparently gained 12 pounds to look like the mermaid of yesteryear, Silk Smitha.
Nimrat Kaur in Dasvi
For her character Bimla Devi in Dasvi, Nimrat Kaur really must have looked different. The actress followed a diet that made her consume samosas. She gained 15 kg to get into character.
Priyanka Chopra in 7 Khoon Maaf
Priyanka Chopra had to put on a few pounds to play the older character in 7 Khoon Maaf. She played the role of Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes, who tries to find love, but six times out of seven her husbands’ flaws prove fatal. It showed Susanna through the years and it made Priyanka gain weight.
Kangana Ranaut in Thalaivi
Kangana Ranaut Reportedly Gained and Lost 20 Pounds to Play Politician Jayalalitha in Thalaivi.
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