Aamir Khan is widely recognised as Mr. Perfectionist, owing to his dedication towards getting every nuance of his role correct for a film. Along with working on dialect and character mannerisms, Aamir Khan’s transformation also includes his body.
The actor is known to take up to a year in creating the perfect look for his role. Be it a chiselled 6-pack or a lean and lanky look, Aamir Khan’s body undergoes rigorous training to match the character he is about to play, adding to the audience’s movie experience.
Here, we take a look at some of the best Aamir Khan’s body transformations in his films.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal body was a topic for conversation as much as the success of the film. The actor portrayed the role of wrestler Mahavir Phogat in the film who takes it upon himself to train his daughters and encourage them to participate in the male-dominated world of wrestling. Aamir Khan’s Dangal body required the actor to gain as much as 28 kilos for the movie where he was seen sporting a paunch. However, he then had only 4 months to lose excess weight through a strict regime of diet and exercise. As per reports, the actor insisted on shooting the scenes where he was heavy first to ensure he would be motivated to lose weight later. The actor managed to lower his body fat percentage from 38 to 9 making this one of his most phenomenal transformations ever.
This superstar was often considered Bollywood’s chocolate boy popular for his lanky frame. However, with Ghajini, Aamir Khan’s body transformation for the film soon changed that notion. The actor sported a chiselled 8-pack body for the film and gave several people the motivation they needed to renew their gym memberships. What was surprising is that the actor didn’t put on much weight but with the right diet and exercise, was able to boost his muscle mass. He trained with his fitness instructor Satyajit Chaurasia for his iconic look and reportedly would work-out for 3 hours every day. Besides, the actor also changed his meal plan and included protein shakes to boost his metabolism.
Right after his muscled look in Ghajini, Aamir Khan’s body went under a massive transformation for 3 Idiots, which was released the following year. The film took the actor back to the youthfulness of college and his body needed to reflect that lightness and energy. The actor trained hard to lose weight and also reduce his muscle mass. He once again began to showcase the lanky frame he is commonly associated with. Besides, to the overall body transformation, the superstar also worked on his body language to convincingly portray a college student. His dedication to not just the role but his look was one of the major reasons attributed to the massive success of the film.
Another radical Aamir Khan transformation, the actor once again changed his look for this action-packed film. Along with being able to shoot action scenes convincingly, the actor who played a gymnast in the film needed to ensure fluidity in his movement. The actor trained under fitness trainer and acrobat Gerald Zarcilla to flaunt a sporty yet flexible image for the film. His training regime consisted of cardio formed by a mix of high and low impact aerobic exercise, boxing and HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Besides, the actor also had to perform several gymnastic exercises to achieve the flexibility required for some of his scenes. Along with training, Aamir Khan was also given a strict diet to follow to complete his look.
In his film, Aamir Khan played a cop for which he needed to look strong and muscled without going overboard. This movie followed 3 Idiots where he sported a lanky frame suitable for a college student. In achieving the perfect look for this movie, the actor lost 10 kilos and modified his diet. The result was observable and Aamir Khan had the perfect look for a police officer. Along with working on his body transformation, the actor was widely acclaimed for his mannerisms, dialogue delivery and body language changes that further added to the intrigue of the character. The film also saw stars Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor Khan in key roles.
While the actor has transformed his body several times for a muscular look, he certainly got the audience’s attention with his toned-body in PK. The actor managed to combine his muscular look with his lanky frame for a unique and young look in the film. The movie poster showcased a nude Aamir Khan with a stereo in front ensuring there was no way to hide any body fat while flaunting his body in style.
Laal Singh Chaddha (upcoming)
For those excited to see what Aamir Khan will be up to next, here is a sneak peek for you. The actor will next be seen in the role of a Sardar where he will be sporting a full beard and longer hair. However, knowing the extent to which Mr Perfectionist carves every role, we are sure there will be a lot more transformation to see.