Bollywood Celebrities Dramatic Weight Loss and Gains for Movie Roles


Actors often go to extreme lengths to prepare for movie roles. To get the right look of the character, stars have to change their body shape drastically. This may include shedding or gaining weight.

While, crash diets can weaken the immune system and fast weight gain is bad for heart and joints, Bollywood actors and actresses have gone the extra mile to lose or gain weight for a role.

Healthy or not, here’s a look at list of Bollywood Celebrities and their Dramatic Weight Losses and Gains for Movie Roles

1. Aamir Khan for Dangal

The Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood wowed us with his six pack abs avatar in Ghajini in 2008 and then he lost all that for his role as a college student in 3 Idiots. Next he got his ripped physique back in Dhoom 3 and now he has gained 22 kgs for his upcoming movie Dangal, where he is playing the role of a wrestler! That’s some frequent physical transformations, Aamir!

Aamir Khan Weight Gain for Movie Role

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2. Bhumi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Bhumi had to play the role of an obese girl in her debut movie, Dum Laga Ke Haisha. She gained 15 kgs for her role and lost 20 kgs soon after the movie too.

Bhumi Pednekar Weight Gain for Movie Role

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3. Vidya Balan for Dirty Picture

Vidya Balan has shared about her struggle with weight. But still she had to add 12 kgs for her role in Dirty Picture. In this movie. Vidya played the role of sexy siren from South film industry who had a full figure. Of course, she carried that wholesome figure with ease in the movie and was appreciated for the same.

Vidya Balan Weight Gain for Movie Role

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4. Kareena Kapoor for Tashan

When Kareena Kapoor entered Bollywood, she was certainly not thin. She silenced all the critics by shedding the excess weight by getting the hard to achieve size zero figure for her movie, Tashan. She got her healthy look back for her next movie, Agent Vinod and has stayed that way, since then.

Kareena Kapoor Weight Loss for Movie Role

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Check out some more actors who have taken the risk of either gaining or losing massive amounts of weight just to get a movie character right…

5. Aishwarya Rai for Dhoom 2

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, shed the extra weight and got a super toned body for Dhoom 2. In this super slim avatar, she donned really hot outfits and swimsuits too.

Aishwarya Rai Weight Loss for Movie Role

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6. Abhishek Bachchan for Guru

For Guru, Abhishek Bachchan had to play the character who grew from a young boy to a 60 year old man. It is said that he put on 10 kgs to look the part perfectly.

Abhishek Bachchan Weight Gain for Movie Role

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7. Rani Mukerji for Mardaani

To play the role of a super fit cop in Mardaani, Rani Mukerji, lost 12 kgs for the role. That’s another story, she couldnt get that look completely though.

Rani Mukerji Weight Loss for Movie Role

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