Actor Aamir Khan is as perfectionist as imaginative. Khan’s video showing his dramatic weight loss for upcoming video is going viral on the internet.
The Indian actor’s innovative promotional campaigns and transformation of one’s body to fit into the skin of the character has made him an exception in contrast to his other competing stars.
Now the makers of his next Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal have released a Fat to Fit video that traces Khan’s transformation from a stout 97 kg man to a fit man flaunting six packs. However, this time Aamir invested double the efforts for a film as his biopic on wrestler who travels from his younger days as a formidable wrestler to his older days as the aged father of two teenagers.
“I suggested to the director that I should put on weight first as 80 percent of the film revolves around my fat avatar. Also, if I shoot those parts later then I will be left with no motivation to shed the extra kilos,” says Khan who admits that his metamorphosis was extremely challenging, given the side effects of such a drastic change in body shape.
“I credit it to my team — nutritionist Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar from London and fitness trainers Rakesh Udiyar (the trainer of actor Salman Khan) and Rahul Bhatt (son of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt),” says Khan. Though he was given the option of using a bodysuit instead of going through the ordeal of training, he chose to opt for the latter as he believed that the extra fat will also affect his breathing and body language which, in turn, will complement his performance on the screen.
He also issues a disclaimer stating that his metamorphosis was under the supervision of health experts and that he would not advise the same to anyone. While the health hazards associated with such a transformation could be lethal.