Being an actor is no easy feat. Tight schedules and a strict diet are parts of almost every actor’s work routine. Actors work on their physique according to the needs of the movie and the character as well. Some films require the actors to look a certain way to connect with the role. We have prepared a list of 10 actors who lost considerable weight to fit the personality of the character.
1. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor is known to be an excellent actress who gives her everything to her role. She practiced a brutal regime and achieved a “zero figure” for her movie ‘
’. This was the most talked about transformation in Bollywood. She gained her weight back after the movie and has often stated that she would not try the size zero trend again.
Who doesn’t know about the famous Joker? He does not get intimidated by demanding roles. While the role itself was challenging and complex, he also lost a whooping 23 kgs for his role. Joaquin Phoenix has an amazing quality of making the characters his own. That is why he gives everything to his role. The Oscar was well deserved!
Randeep Hooda has established himself as a method actor in the film industry. He does everything to make the character shine. For his film ‘
’, Randeep lost 18 kgs in only 28 days. His transformation was visible in the movie as he looked all skin and bones. This extreme weight loss shows his courage and dedication to his roles and movies.
4. Rajkumar Rao
Words fall short for the talent that is Rajkumar Rao. His dedication towards his craft cannot be questioned, and it especially showed when he lost 7 kgs in 22 days for his film ‘
’. He spoke about his extreme diet for ‘Trapped’, where he ate only one carrot and one cup of coffee a day. We know what the hype is all about now!
Tom Hanks is a legendary Actor. His roles have always been revolutionary and his movies always offer something new. For his role in ‘Cast Away’, the actor lost 22 Kgs and underwent a dramatic transformation for his look. He was also nominated for Oscar for his excellent performance in ‘Cast Away’.
Aamir Khan is a perfectionist. He does not leave any scope for problems or mistakes. For his role in ‘
’, he underwent a massive transformation where he had to gain weight and lose it. In one part, he gained a considerable amount of weight and then worked on reducing it as well as working on six-packs. This was not a cakewalk, but he completed the task with flying colors.
Alia Bhatt has made her place in the industry. Today she is known as one of the top actresses of Bollywood. During her debut era, she weighed around 67 Kgs. She promised the makers that she would lose weight for the role and her determination won. She lost 16 Kgs in 3 months and then lost 20 kgs more in the next six months!
8. Rani Mukherjee
Rani Mukherjee is an established actress. Her talent and love for acting is visible when she acts on-screen. For her comeback film ‘
’ where she plays a tough cop, she lost 12 Kgs to look the part. She definitely nailed the role!
We all adore Anne Hathaway! For one, she knows how to give the audience something new in every movie and she never disappoints. For her role in Les Misérables, she lost a total of 11 kgs. She reduced 5 kgs before filming and another 7 kgs during the filming of the movie. According to Anne, the idea was to look like someone is near death. She even won an Oscar for her role in the movie!
We all know Ben Kingsley for his iconic role in Gandhi as Mahatma Gandhi. For him to look the part, he lost 9 kgs and followed a vegetarian diet. He also did meditation and Yoga to understand Gandhi. Well, the results were simply fantastic!