5 Bollywood Queens who Have to Put on Weight to Justify their Role in Movies

5 Bollywood Queens who Have to Put on Weight to Justify their Role in Movies

Some stars go to great lengths to get into character. There are some who lose weight for a character or work hard to stay fit. However, a few have to gain oodles of weight to fit into their character. 

Let’s have a look at some B’town divas who gained weight to fit in their character.

Kangana Ranaut

Talk of one of the most versatile actors of today and Kangana Ranaut’s name is sure to feature in the list in the top ranks. She gained 6kg weight for the upcoming biopic on late CM and actress Jayalalithaa- ‘Thalaivi’.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is a storehouse of talent and this is clearly evident from the wide varieties of roles that she plays in movies.  The actress was seen to have gained weight for the role of an old woman in the movie Saat Khoon Maaf and Mary Kom biopic. 

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Khan who is known as the size zero of Bollywood gained some weight for Rajkumar Kumar Hirani’s ‘3 Idiots’. Bebo played the role of a doctor in the film, she needed to look healthy. If the reports are to be believed, Kareena racked up a few kilos. Well, her efforts really paid off as the film was a huge success.

Vidya Balan

The gorgeous, not to mention super-talented, actor received critical acclaim for her character in the film ‘The Dirty Picture’. For her role in the movie, the actress had to put on almost 12 kg of weight so that she could portray the role of South Indian sex bomb Silk Smitha.

Bhumi Pednekar

She gained recognition after her role as an overweight homemaker in her debut film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, which fooled many into believing that she was always on the heavier side. But, Pednekar was a model who gained 30 kilos for the part, and refused to put on a fat suit. Authenticity, ftw!

Gaining weight and getting back to shape again is not as easy as it seems. Actors have to sweat out really hard for the results.


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