Indian actor Aamir Khan goes from flab to abs for ‘Dangal’ wrestling movie

Indian actor Aamir Khan goes from flab to abs for ‘Dangal’ wrestling movie

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You can add Aamir Khan’s name to the short list of actors (think Robert DeNiro, Chris Pratt, Christian Bale) who have undergone extreme body transformations. For his role in the upcoming film Dangal, the Indian megastar went on a serious eating binge to bring his body fat up to 38 percent, before hitting the gym with a vengeance.

Aamir Khan's body transformation for 'Dangal' film

In just five months of extreme training, Khan sculpted his muscles from tip to toe while reducing his body fat down to just 9 percent. At a news conference for Dangal, he cautioned fans from emulating his roller coaster transformation.

''Putting on weight and losing it so fast is very unhealthy. I did it for my film under the supervision of experts, but it is very unhealthy for any regular person''

— Aamir Khan, on transforming his body

COMING SOON: DANGAL

Anticipation for Dangal has been considerable. The trailer for the film is already the most watched in Indian history, with 35 million views and counting since it was posted to YouTube last month. The first music video from the film, “Haanikaarak Bapu”, has amassed 21 million views in just three weeks.

Dangal, which is scheduled for release on December 23, is a true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Kumari. The one-time champion wrestler trained both daughters to become world-class competitors in his beloved sport.

'Dangal' movie poster starring Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat

In 2010, Geeta claimed India’s first ever gold medal in women’s wrestling at the Commonwealth Games by defeating Australia’s Emily Bensted in the 55 kg competition. Four years later, at the next iteration of the Commonwealth Games, Babita beat Brittanee Laverdure of Canada 3-1 to win the gold medal at the same weight class.

2016-12-01T20:17:27-07:00December 1st, 2016|

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