Aamir Khan is known for doing things his own way from preparing himself for the films to marketing and promoting them. This time, the Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood has gone through a mind-blowing physical transformation for his upcoming film Dangal where he plays a wrestler named Mahavir Phogat.
For Aamir, the concept of transforming himself completely to play a character is nothing new. The Ghajini actor has always proved his versatility when it comes to playing different characters. Previously he had shocked his fans with his muscular look in Ghajini. However, this time, Aamir Khan has done a remarkable feat as he had to play with his weight two times around.
To play the older version of the wrestler Mahavir Phogat in Dangal, Aamir first had to gain weight. To play the younger version of the wrestler he had to lose all that weight that he gained. Aamir Khan lost about 25 kilograms to play the younger Mahavir for the second phase of the shooting of the film Dangal. And he has done a fabulous job!
When asked how he managed to lose all that weight in such a short period, the 50-year-old actor said that in order to stay fit he followed the old-fashioned system of calorie counting. According to Aamir, the key to staying fit is a balanced diet. He added that one has to consume about 20 percent of one’s calorie intake from healthy fats , 30 percent from proteins and 50 percent of the calories should be consumed from carbohydrates for a balanced diet.
… And This Is What Aamir Khan Looks Like In Dangal
Recently the talented actor took to twitter to share his other look as a young Mahavir Phoghat for the movie. Aamir is seen holding a pair of dumbbells inside a gym in the photo. The photo was most likely clicked when the actor was working out in the gym and his chiseled physique looks pretty awesome.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) June 13, 2016
Stunned? So were we!
In the picture, Aamir looks every bit a wrestler with his well-built body and the intensity in his eyes shows the perfectionist’s commitment to his role.
In an interview, Aamir said that the shooting for his movie Dangal is almost over. He also added that he has been concentrating completely on his weight loss and has been training in the US for almost six to seven hours a day. His daily routine included biking and running as well as intense workout four days a week.
Dangal: Based on Wrestler Mahavir Phoghat
The movie Dangal is based on the life of retired wrestler Mahavir Phoghat which is directed by Nitesh Tiwari. Aamir will be seen portraying the various stages of the wrestler’s life in the film. He will be also playing the role of a father to two daughters who are going to be played by actress Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra as Geeta Phoghat and Babita Kumari respectively.
Sakshi Tanvar in Dangal
Actress Sakshi Tanvar, fame of Kahani Ghar Ghar ki, will be seen essaying the role of Aamir’s on-screen wife in the movie. The film Dangal is expected to release on Christmas this year. With Aamir playing both a wrestler and a father who teaches his daughter’s wrestling, the film has become one of the most awaited movies of this year.