Aamir Khan, who will next be seen as wrestler Mahavir Phogat in the Nitesh Tiwari-directed sports biopic Dangal, flew to Amritsar a few days ago to start work on the movie. The 50-year-old actor has generated several headlines because of the weight he’s put on to play Mr Phogat, which has had his family worried. Here’s just how much trouble the extra poundage is putting him through.
Big Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati, who Aamir met on the flight, posted a selfie with the Khan on Instagram. The 95 kilos that Aamir’s sized up to from his regular weight of 68-70 kgs are apparently causing him difficulty breathing and even trouble walking.
As Gautam says, that’s some dedication. The Ghajini star will also have to lose weight during the schedule to film his scenes as the younger version of Mahavir Phogat.
Dangal, which co-stars actress Sakshi Tanwar as Aamir’s screen wife, is the real life story of Mahavir Phogat who trains his daughters Geeta and Babita into India’s most celebrated female wrestling champs.
This will be Aamir’s first movie after the 2014 blockbuster PK, which also starred Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput. Dangal is expected to hit screens next year December.