We have seen actors transform themselves for different roles, like Aamir Khan for Dangal, Vidya Balan for Dirty Picture, but there are those who have chosen to shed extra pounds and adopted healthy lifestyle for a their wellbeing.
Bhatt who debuted in Student of the Year was asked by Karan to lose a few more kilos. The filmmaker confessed during his chat show that he regrets saying it because it had made the actress very conscious of the scale. Alia has said to have lost 13 kgs for her dream role in the Dharma production in just three months.
While Bhumi did lose weight, it wasn’t for a role, instead she was asked to gain weight for her debut before which is was already 72 kgs. Evidently the actress broke the stereotype and the film received a lot of praise. But beating all odds the actress had lost 27 kgs and had adopted a healthy lifestyle right after the film’s shooting had finished.
The actress known for her style and figure had to shed her share of weight too. The diva supposedly lost up to 30 kilos before her debut with Ranbir Kapoor in Saawariya. The actress earlier weight 86 kilos before she signed the debut. When talking about the journey in an interview she once said, “In all fairness, it was my mother who helped me get rid of my excess weight. The first thing she did was to keep me off the stuff I was so fond of as a teenager- chocolates, ice creams, fried foods and sweets.”
Sonam’s cousin and Boney Kapoor’s son Arjun Kapoor is one of the male actors who also struggled with weight pre debut. Arjun weight 130 kgs before he was signed for debut by Aditya Chopra. He eventually lost 50 kgs in four years preparing for this inevitable debut with Parineeti Chopra. The actor after the debut gained some weight again and has eventually found a balance. He does his best to keep up with a healthy lifestyle.
Sonakshi took her turn at weight loss right after Salman Khan offered a part in the now famous Dabangg series. The only one condition he had was for her to lose weight. Sonakshi lost approximately 30 kilos for a chance to play ‘Rajjo’ alongside Salman Khan.
Kareena Kapoor Khan has been through the transformation more than once. Famously known for her zero-figure the actress faced backlash when she appeared in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don for the song, ‘Yeh Mera Dil Pyaar Ka Deewana’. Fighting back she quickly turned the tide by taken on the zero figure persona for Taashan. She also magically lost the baby bump and pregnancy flab in just a few months after Taimur was born.
Jackky before his debut in ‘Kal Kisne Dekha’ back in 2009 also weight around 130 kgs but the actor went for a strict diet plan and intense exercise regime to lose 60 kgs before his debut, which took him 2 years to burn through the fat.