8 Actors Who Transformed Their Body for a Role

An artist will go to any length for the sake of their art. This line holds true for the actors who would go to any lengths when it comes to bringing a written character alive on screen. They will slip into the character like a glove in the hand and leave no stone unturned, not only to make their acting believable but to also look the part. As we all know losing and gaining weight is not an easy task considering our schedules but there are some actors who have shed and gained kilos to look the perfect for their role. Since time is money, they also have to do this in a short amount of time. One such actor whose transformation has been in news recently is Aamir 'the perfectionist' Khan's for his role in Dangal. Not only was the movie a super successful one but we got to see two versions of the hero – the fit and the fat. Aamir had chosen to gain the weight and lose it again and that story, folks, is inspiring to all who are struggling with their weight. 

But he is not the only one to go to such lengths for the sake of art we call cinema. There have been other actors who have shed and even gained weight to fit into the part. Their transformation is so drastic that sometimes they are unrecognizable.

Christian Bale – Machinist
Transformed - BookMyShowChristian Bale almost looked unrecognizable. Losing 28 kgs doesn't seem like an easy task and to remain healthy when all your bones can be seen is not everyone's cup of tea. 

Tom Hanks – Castaway
Transformed - BookMyShowThere is one thing about losing 22kgs and maintaining it for four months is another task altogether. Months of monotonous workouts and constant vigilance is no easy task but the effect at the end was worth it for us fans.

Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Transformed - BookMyShowChris Pratt was usually associated with an image of a potbellied guy with a high adorable quotient. When we saw him in the Guardians, he proved that he could be even more adorable with six-pack abs. For the people who noticed him for the first time in the movie, it is hard for them to believe that he is the same guy from Parks and Recreation.

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyer's Club
Transformed - BookMyShowJared Leto is always willing to go that extra mile for roles and, in this case, lose some kilos. No wonder he won an Academy award for his role in this movie.

Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish
Transformed - BookMyShowAlready at the peak of his fitness, for his role in Guzaarish, Hrithik Roshan was willing to add some extra kilos. The movie might not have been well appreciated but we appreciate the initiative taken by the actor to transform himself for the sake of a role.

Randeep Hooda – Sarbjit
Transformed - BookMyShowWhen we saw the still from the movie, Randeep Hooda was unrecognizable with his bones visible prominently. Never having doubted his acting skills, Randeep has shown us that he can transform himself for a movie. He will be doing it again, as he dons a Sikh avatar for his upcoming movie.

Kareena Kapoor – Tashan
Transformed - BookMyShowKareena Kapoor put size zero on the map for India when she reduced size zero for her role in Tashan. The movie was a box office dud but it did increase Kareena's popularity ten-fold.

Aamir Khan – Ghajini
Transformed - BookMyShowAamir Khan does it again! He was never known for going shirtless without a reason and when he did, he did not bother with the six-pack muscular fad, which seemed to have gripped Bollywood at the time. He straight went for an eight pack, leaving us breathless. When we saw him head-shaven in a perfect, muscular look, it did give us body goals.

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