From Shahid Kapoor to Rajkummar Rao, 5 Bollywood Stars Who Went Through Drastic Weight Loss For Their Roles

Kanchana Ngan |Apr 19, 2019

Many Bollywood stars have devoted much of themselves for a perfect movie, including losing or gaining their weight to a certain extent.

With a high desire for perfection, many Bollywood stars have dedicated much of themselves to the movies. Despite being in good shape, they are willing to get out of their comfort zone, gain or lose a significant number of weights to adapt to their films' characters. Some cases even shocked the audience or hit the headlines due to such a drastic change our actors performed. It's not an easy route for them to achieve that. A multitude of strict diets and heavy workout routines are required and, no joke, not anybody can endure all of them.

Here we provide a list of famous actors who had experience in undergoing significant weight changes for their roles before.

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor's upcoming movie Kabir Singh is attracting huge attention, not only because of its intriguing teaser, but also the actor's unbelievable new image. In the film, Kapoor plays a young medical student, and to suit this role; he said goodbye to 14 kilograms! Such a transformation can be seen in the teaser, which leaves everyone in awe and disbelief.

Randeep Hooda

Once talking about dramatic change, the name of Randeep Hooda can't be missed out. Although the film Sarbjit didn't receive a high evaluation, Randeep, playing the leading role of Sarabjit Singh, was highly appreciated. His effort and passion put into the movie are undeniable when losing 18 kg in shortly 28 days, to the extent that was shrinking himself to his bones.

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar went through considerable weight gain for her debut role.
Bhumi Pednekar went through considerable weight gain for her debut role. (Source: TimesNowNews)

An admirable actress that must be in the list is Bhumi Pednekar, best known for her debut role in Dum Laga Ke Haisa. Playing the character of a married woman, she was asked to gain up to 23 kilograms! If it'd not been for her passion with acting, a female would hardly be willing to ruin her natural beauty like that. After finishing the film, she started a challenging journey to have her weight reduced by 33 kg.

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik is recognized as one of the fittest stars in Bollywood. But he used to have a period weighing much more than usual when joining the cast of Guzarish the movie. However, the actor quickly recovered his standardized body right after that to prepare for his role in Krissh 3.

Rajkummar Rao

If you would like to find an example of a passionate actor, Rajkummar Rao may pop out of your head immediately. He is well-known for getting his every role as correctly as possible without any hesitation. For the character in Trapped, he lost a lot of weights, but right then he had to gain weight again to be ready for his next web series project.

WARNING: Every actor who went through drastic weight change had to practice it under strict observation of experts.


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