Aamir Khan will shed extra kilos to look like Sushil Kumar for Dangal

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2016 17:16 IST
Actor Aamir Khan during a press conference to commemorate 10 years of Rang De Basanti in Mumbai on Jan 25, 2016. (IANS)

Months after putting on huge weight for Dangal his next film, the next big challenge for Bollywood star Aamir Khan is to shed the extra kilos and get into shape “like wrestler Sushil Kumar” for the second leg of the shooting for Dangal.

In the Nitesh Tiwari-helmed sports drama, Aamir portrays the role of a Haryana-based wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters, Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.

“I have put on weight for Dangal and have to reduce it as well. I am a national level wrestler like Sushil Kumar ji. I had to put on 25 kgs, so have to now reduce 25 kgs and not just that make it look like Sushil Kumar...muscular, low-fat,” Aamir said at the press conference of 10-year celebration of film Rang De Basanti.

Aamir Khan gained a lot of weight for Dangal. (Photo: Manav Manglani/HT)

The 3 Idiots star, who was seen in a beefed up look at events till now, has started the exercise to lose weight to shoot some portions of Dangal .

“The phase of being overweight and elderly is about to get over. The process has started and my weight has started reducing now...I have started losing weight. My big challenge is to come back into shape like how my body was in Ghajini or Dhoom 3,” he said.

The 50-year-old actor said shooting of Dangal is almost 90 per cent over. The upcoming biographical sports drama is scheduled to release on December 23.

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