Before Kartik Aryan in Chandu Champion, THESE Bollywood actors underwent physical transformation for films

    Bollywood actors such as Kartik Aaryan, Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan, Randeep Hooda and Farhan Akhtar have gone through intense physical transformations for film roles

    Kartik Aaryan's Chandu Champion First Look

    Kartik Aaryan's Chandu Champion First Look

    There are very few actors in Bollywood who would be willing to physically transform themselves for a film role. Kartik Aaryan has impressed everyone with his lean body on the poster of his upcoming film Chandu Champion, in which he plays India’s first Paralympic gold medalist.

    But this is not the first time that a Bollywood actor has transformed their body to get into the skin of a character. Randeep Hooda, Farhan Akhtar, Aamir Khan and Vidya Balan are others who have done this. Read on to find out more...

    Bollywood actors who have undergone physical transformations for films

    Kartik Aaryan

    Kartik Aaryan has proven his dedication to his craft by physically transforming to play the role of Murlikant Petkar, India’s first Paralympic gold medalist, in Chandu Champion. To convincingly play Murlikant, Kartik shed a lot of weight that required dedication for around a year.

    Aamir Khan

    Aamir Khan looked unlike himself to play Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal. The actor gained over 20 kgs to convincingly play an older Mahavir in the initial part of the film. He then had to undergo rigorous training to gain the muscle to play a younger Mahavir.

    Farhan Akhtar

    Farhan Akhtar worked hard on his body to play athlete Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Farhan’s dedication added to the success of the film, which was a massive hit and was widely appreciated.

    Vidya Balan

    To play the late South Indian actress Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan gained more than 20 kgs. She did this to get the voluptuous body of Silk Smitha. And her efforts were recognised, as she got a National Award for Best Actress for the movie.

    Randeep Hooda

    Randeep Hooda is popularly called the Christian Bale of India because of his ability to transform his body to fit his character. The actor lost over 20 kgs and did not cut his beard and hair for months to play Sarbjit Singh in the 2016 film Sarbjit. The actor again went on a transformation journey to play Indian freedom fighter Veer Sawarkar in Swatantra Veer Savarkar.