After piling on 25 kilos for his role as a wrestler in Dangal, Aamir is now in the process of losing it, since January 1. The actor took six months to gain weight and has to now shed it all (he weighs 95 kg) in 25 weeks.
The actor plays Mahavir Phogat and his character will grow old over the course of the film. Says a source, “He finished shooting for the portion where he plays a 55-year-old. Now he has started preparing himself for portions where he is required to appear much younger than his real age.”
Aamir is following a strict regime to lose weight. This includes an intense one-hour workout session in the morning. He will train exactly the way the wrestlers train. His diet is also carefully monitored. Says the source, “It’s a two-hour diet process, which means he has to eat every two hours. In total, he has nine meals a day. It is balanced with carbs and proteins.” He is under the supervision of dietician Dr Vinod Dhurander.
“We would soon be witnessing the actor in a different avatar every week,” adds the source.