FROM Bollywood biggies Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan to young stars like Shahid Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor, 2016 saw Indian actors experimenting with their looks to get the on-screen characters right.
The most talked about transformations were that of three Khans of Bollywood.While Salman and Aamir went from fat to fit fortheirroles as wrestlers in Sultan and Dangal, Shah Rukh worked hard to look like a 25-year-old fan in Fan.
In Dangal, Aamir played the real life character of Mahavir Singh Phogat and the actor gained around 100 kgs to play the elder version of the Phogat. He than went on to lose 25 kgs to look like a wrestler in his twenties.
Salman, who has always been a fitness enthusiast, beefed up for Ali Abbas Zafar’s wrestling drama. The actor did intense workout to gain the muscle mass and followedastrict schedule.
Both the movies were set in Haryana, and apart from the physical transformation, the superstars also took diction training in the locallanguage.
ActressesAnushkaSharma,FatimaSanaSheikhandSanyaMalhotra,who were part of the two movies, also trained in wrestling and worked on their Haryanvi.
For Gaurav in Fan, SRK took the help of prosthetics to play two different roles. International make-up artist Greg Cannom was behind the look.
Randeep Hooda, who played a coach in Sultan, lost around 18 kgs in just 28 days to play Sarbjit.
make-up to play an old woman struggling to get her brother out from the jail in Pakistan in Sarbjit.
Another major transformation was that of Shahid for
Udta Punjab. The actor, who surprised the audience with
hisefforts inHaider, sporteda rockstarlookinthefilmbased
on drug menace in Punjab.
Actor R Madhavan, who played a boxer-turned-coach in
Saala Khadoos also beefed up and learned boxing for the
One of the biggest hits ofthe year was MS Dhoni:TheUntold Story and Sushant Singh Rajput put his hundred pere cent to
match up to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s cricketing skills.
Even Emraan Hashmi, who essayed the role of former cricketer Mohammad Azaharuddin in Azhar tried to get the nuances right.
The film industry is planning to stick to the same trend next year as well with SRK sporting a unconventional kohled eyes look in Raees and Akshay going under heavy transformation in 2.0 among others.