Belly Tales: Celebs who underwent ‘weighty’ transformation for their roles!
Celebrities have often traveled their extra mile to achieve perfection for their roles. Be it some research or altering their bodies for a specific role, they have been up for every challenge to perfect their role. Scroll through the list of the Bollywood celebs who went a little ‘extra’ with their ‘belly’ for their films!
Aamir Khan: Dangal
How can it be a list of achievers, if Mr. Perfectionist is not in it? Blockbuster hit Dangal was not only famous for its excellent storyline and acting by its leads but also for the weight Aamir had to put on. The photo of Aamir gaining and then subsequently losing it was the talk of the town. He gained close to 22-25 kilos for the role. Amazing!
The Southern actor who gained around 100 kilograms for ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ is reported to have gained even more weight for Baahubali 2. Following hard work out and a diet regime, the actor now weighs around 150 kg to meet the film’s expectations. That’s huge dedication!
Abhishek Bachchan: Guru
Guru was one of the many films, the husband and wife did together. Not only did they look absolutely fit for the roles, they also fit themselves into their respective characters. Abhishek and Aishwarya, whose character’s age along in the film, were required to put on weight to look old. As the film progresses, you can see drastic differences in their build.
Vidya Balan: The Dirty Picture
Perhaps one of the best examples will be actress Vidya Balan. Her role in The Dirty Picture was a career defining one for her life. She might just have to thank her extra kilos for that (besides her acting)! Vidya, to portray the life of Southern Starlet Silk Smitha had to put on around 12 kilos to look ‘wholesome’ and curvy!
Salman Khan: Sultaan
Salman Khan, who played the role of a wrestler in the film, not only gave a brilliant performance but also worked on his physique. Salman physically transformed his body for that of a wrestler. He had three different looks in the film - a leaner one, a muscular one and a weighty one with a paunch. The secret behind this weight gain you ask? Salman’s love for food and he did that perfectly!
Ranbir Kapoor: Sanjay Dutt biopic
The Sanjay Dutt biopic hasn’t even released yet but is surely making buzz for Ranbir’s look in the film. Although, it was a little difficult before to imagine Ranbir as Dutt but fans have slowly started seeing a glimpse of Sanjay Dutt in him! The film will also shows Dutt’s bulkier look apart from a leaner look in 90’s and for that, Ranbir is going all natural! Yes, he is beefing up naturally without any steroids or supplements. Way to go, Ranbir!
Kunal Kapoor: Veeram
Dear Zindagi actor Kunal Kapoor is all set to make his entry into regional cinema with Malayalam film Veeram. The actor went through rigorous training for over 6 months to achieve a bulky and a villainous look for the film. His photos of transformation left everybody in shock!
Bhumi Pednekar: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Gaining some weight for her debut movie might not be what Bhumi dreamed of but it worked out for the best! Bhumi Pednekar, who was seen in ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ put on some weight to perfectly fit the part in the story of love between a chubby and fat girl to a somewhat leaner looking guy. While Bhumi lost the weight soon but we absolutely love her!
Kareena Kapoor: 3 idiots
Well, believe it or not, even ‘Size Zero’ had to give it up for a role! Kareena, who was seen in the role of a doctor in 3 Idiots was required to put on some weight, to suit the role of a healthy doctor. Size zero or Size two, Kareena will always be beautiful!