Bollywood actors who underwent dramatic transformations for their roles!
It's amazing to see how the physical appearances of many Bollywood actors often go far beyond audience expectations. As they slip into the character they play so deep sometimes that it becomes hard for the audience to recognize their favourite actors on the big screen. So today lets have a look at those famous celebrities who took the extra mile and undertakes vast physical and mental efforts to portray their characters most authentically and accurately -
To play acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, Deepika Padukone's incandescent beauty was concealed under layers of silicon and glue for Meghna Gulzar's 'Chhapaak' (2020). Her prosthetics make-up shocked her fans as it was hard for them to recognize her in that role.
To attain the correct looks of Sanjay Dutt for Raj Kumar Hirani's 'Sanju', Ranbir Kapoor bulked up and gained huge weight to fit better in Sanjay's shoes. The audience thoroughly enjoyed Ranbir's unbelievable performance in the film.
Rajkummar Rao has undergone a dramatic transformation to play a 324-year-old man in Raabta. For ALTBalaji's web-series 'Bose- Dead/Alive' the actor shaved his head and also gained 11kg to look like the Indian freedom fighter, Subhash Chandra Bose.
Amitabh Bachchan transformed himself to play the role of a witty 12 years old boy with an extremely rare genetic disorder called progeria in R. Balki's 'Paa'.
Bhumi Pednekar had put on 27kgs for her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), and then she went off the radar, as she shed those extra pounds for her second film (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan) 2017.
Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' not only did incredibly well at the box office but also garnered an immense appreciation for his extremely fit and chiselled body, who portrayed India's iconic Olympian runner Milkha Singh in the biopic film.
To truly fit the character of the boxing champion in Mary Kom (2014), Priyanka Chopra's physical appearance underwent a complete overhaul. Her make-up was more focused on getting the 'Pahadi' look, like smaller eyes and apple-tinted cheeks; like the Manipuri women and also the actress trained so hard to look like a real boxer on the screen.
Aamir Khan's weight loss journey in 'Dangal' (2016) film is an absolute inspiration for the audience as the actor went weighing 96 kgs for five months while playing Mahavir Singh Phogat role in the film.
For Omung Kumar's 'Sarabjit' (2016) Randeep Hooda had lost 18 kgs in 28 days to play the role of Sarabjit.
Sushant Singh Rajput
In the 'M.S Dhoni' biopic film, Sushant Singh Rajput played the character of the former Indian cricket captain Mahender Singh Dhoni, he effortlessly adapts Dhoni's helicopter shots and essayed the role brilliantly.
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