A behind-the-scenes UTV Motion Pictures video, guaranteed to inspire #FitnessGoals in watchers, features Bollywood star Aamir Khan going through extreme body transformation for his upcoming film, Dangal.
Transforming from a 97-kilo weighing retired wrestler, to a six-pack sporting sportsperson in the prime of his life, Khan, who is known as a perfectionist in the film industry, seems to have gone totally overboard. He first gained over 27 kilos and then lost them for his role based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.
"The filmmakers wanted me to first shoot the part where I was young and muscular, and then later gain weight for the later part of the film," Khan jokes in the video. "But I said, lets begin the other way round. Because if I'm fat when I complete the film, I won't have any motivation to lose weight again."
"I weighed 96 kilo with 38 percent body fat and that I had to reduce to 9 percent within five months. That was a huge task," he added.
Khan also explains in the video why he didn't use a body suit to look fatter. "When you put on weight, it affects your breathing, your body language. That naturally reflects in your performance. You can't get that from a bodysuit," he said.
After five months of gruelling workouts and strict restrictions on diet, Khan was able to transform himself completely, almost beyond recognition.
But he had a word of caution for fitness enthusiasts.
"I would like to mention that putting on weight and losing it so fast is very unhealthy," Khan told the India Abroad News Service. "I did it for my film under the supervision of experts, but it is very unhealthy for any regular person."
Check out the video here: