Are you curious how Amir Khan piled on over 30 kilos and then lost them for his upcoming movie Dangal?
I’m darn right you are. This short promotional video captures Amir’s journey – from having bulging belly to flexing chiseled mass of muscle – in such inspiring details that it will pep you up for the next year resolution.
The video apparently a promotional drive in the run up to Dangal which releases on December 23. The movie is based on former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his daughters to become champions in a sport traditionally associated with men.
“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.