7 Bollywood Actors Who Underwent Physical Transformation For Their Movies

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​From Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Shamshera’ to Farhan Akhtar in 'Toofan', here’s a list of actors who underwent massive physical transformations to fit into their on screen roles.

​1. Ranbir Kapoor, Shamshera and Sanju

​Ranbir Kapoor’s muscular body in ‘Sanju’ came as a total surprise. According to reports, he ate 10 meals a day to put on those extra 15 kilos to fit into his role. For ‘Shamshera’, the actor was required to build a worker’s body.

​2. Randeep Hooda, Sarbjit

​The actor underwent a drastic transformation and had to shed 18 kg in 28 days to fit the titular role in ‘Sarbjit’. Sharing a black and white throwback picture of his transformation, he wrote, “Almost took the life outta me.”

​3. Farhan Akhtar, Tofaan

​Farhan gained 15 kilos in six weeks for his role of Ajju aka Aziz in 'Toofan'. Sharing glimpses of his transformation he wrote, “What a ride. 18 months of relentless work but worth every drop of sweat, every sore muscle and every pound gained and lost.”

​4. Kangana Ranaut, Thalaivi

​To play J Jayalalithaa in her biopic 'Thalaivi', Kangana had to gain 20 kgs in six months. She wrote, “Gaining 20 kgs in 6 months and losing it all within 6 months that too in my thirties messed up many things in my body. ...but art comes to life with a price and more often than not price is the artist him/herself.”

​5. Vidya Balan, The Dirty Picture

​To portray the character of Silk, Vidya had to shed all her inhibitions and put on 12 kilos.

​6. Aamir Khan, Dangal

​To play the on screen character of an ex-wrestler Mahavir Singh, he had to put on extra 27 kilos. He weighed 97 kg in the movie.

​7. Salman Khan, Sultan

​To fit into the role of a wrestler in the film, Salman weighed 96 kg.

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