Aamir Khan aka Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood has created a niche in the world of Indian cinema. His fans love him for the naturalistic drama he portrays onscreen but they adore him for the determination and dedication he pours in to justify each and every role he opts for.
Be it the role of a college-going youth in blockbuster 3 Idiots or a young, cool teacher in Taare Zameen Par or a humanoid alien for the film P.K. Aamir immersed himself in all these roles and lived them up on the silver screen.
That’s why movie buffs as well as the B-Town celebs eagerly look forward to Aamir’s new release every year. With the release of Aamir’s upcoming flick Dangal, an anticipation of all these people is nearing an end. But to remain patient till the date of release is actually a big deal. Isn’t it friends?
Especially after being aware of the fact that Aamir has pushed himself beyond all limits to get into the skin of character he is playing in the film Dangal.
Reel life & Real life Mahavir Phogat in frame
Aamir Khan is playing Mahavir Phogat, the wrestler, and senior Olympics coach in the film. Stepping into the shoes of a wrestler was not a child’s play for Aamir. It took him all blood, sweat and tears to portray Mahavir Phogat on screen.
Fat to Fit transformation of Aamir. Shocked ?
Aamir Khan says it was one of the most dramatic transformation in his career.
“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 percent body fat and that I had to reduce to 9 percent body fat within five months. That was a huge task.”
He added: “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.”
What made him put on so much weight instead of using bodysuit for his character? He 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.”
But he had a gala time while putting on weight.
“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.
Aamir will be seen as Mahavir Singh Phogat, father of wrestler Geeta Phogat, who won India’s first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. The biopic, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, is set to release on December 23.