It is widely known how hard Farhan Akhtar worked to get the desired body of an athlete for his role in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The actor spent almost an year training solely for this role, such is his dedication. He is not the only actor to share such a passion for his job, there are many more actors in Bollywood who have spent months preparing for their role.
Bollywood actors today are going through unbelievable physical transformations for their movie roles. Hrithik Roshan too developed a huge mind blowing body for his role of a super hero in Krissh 3. Some actors have maintained their trademark looks over the years, but some prefer to go the extra mile to fit into the role they are playing.
Being an actor is definitely not an easy job, they don't just spend half their life on film sets, they also need to spend the rest of their time in the gym either bulking up, maintaining or shedding pounds for their upcoming role. It is nice to see these actors put in so much handwork into their job.
You'll be amazed to see the extent these actors have gone to for their roles in the movie. Here are 7 Bollywood actors who have gone through massive physical transformations for movie roles:
Saif Ali Khan (Omkara)
Saif Ali Khan had to drop weight, get a buzz cut and be every bit a ruffian.
Aamir Khan (Ghajini)
Aamir Khan's physique in Ghajini was unbelievable, terrifying even. The actor undertook an ungodly diet and physical routine to get under the skin of his character in Ghajini.
Shahid Kapoor (Kamineey)
It wasn't just his body he worked on for Vishal Bharadwaj's Kamineey, he also underwent an image makeover from the chocolate boy to the tough bad guy.
Abhishek Bachchan (Guru)
Abhishek Bachchan had to put on a whole lot of weight to look the part of Guru Bhai in Mani Ratnam's film. He looked every bit the scheming businessman.
Hrithik Roshan (Guzaarish)
Hrithik Roshan had to grow out his hair and put on a whole lot of weight. The film might have bombed but Hrithik looked perfect in his role.
Amitabh Bachchan (Paa)
Amitabh Bachchan's transformation in Paa wasn't strictly physical but sitting through the entire process and embodying the role of Auro was nothing short of commendable.
Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
Could you spot the difference between Farhan Akhtar and Milkha Singh? We sure couldn't.