Acting is not an easy art and requires the utmost level of perfection and professionalism. Like all of us, even actors have to follow deadlines and in many cases,they are asked to undergo massive physical transformations to do justice with their on-screen characters.

From putting on kilos to living in seclusion, actors are now prepared to go into extremes to get into the skin of their on-screen characters. In some cases, their transformation even takes a toll on their body and mind, but the present time calls for unsatiable commitment.


In this post, the team of Funniest Indian brings for 9 such Bollywood actors who went underwent physical and mental transformation for their roles.

1- Randeep Hooda


Randeep Hooda lost 18 kilograms in mere 28 days for Omung Kumar’s directorial venture Sarbjit. Reportedly, his on screen character Sarbjit was holed up in a 4/4 room jail, was starved as rats bit all over his body and was severely malnourished in paksitan’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. 

To get into the skin of his on-screen character, Randeep also cut down on his diet and went many days without taking a bath. This is what you call true dedication!

2- Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh, who is known for his unwavering commitment and ability to completely delve into his character, took his preparation to play Alauddin Khilji, a menacing, cruel anti-hero in Sanjay Bhansali’s’ Padmavati to a scary new level altogether and often locked himself up in his apartment, prepped and stayed in the headspace for weeks.

In fact, he had to consult a psychiatrist to get rid of the Khilji influences and come out of his on-screen character.

3- Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik gained a tremendous amount of weight to portray paralyzed magician Ethan Mascarenhas in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2010 movie Guzaarish and did away with his chiseled and muscular physique.

Hrithik again showed an amazing body transformation for his home banner Krrish 3, where he took training under international celebrity trainer Kris Gethin and showed a remarkable transformation.

4- Aamir Khan

No Bollywood actor runs after perfection as much as Aamir Khan does, and his 8-pack abs in Ghajani is a demonstration of that. He played a lively teacher in ‘Taare Zameen Par’ and within an year, he transformed himself into a muscular hunk for Ghazini.

Aamir again did the unimaginable and lost all his hard-earned muscle for his very next outing 3 Idiots where he played an engineering student.

Heights of dedication!

But Aamir didn’t stop there and underwent the baap of all transformation for Dangal, where he gained more than 30 kgs to portray Mahavir Phogat and reportedly faced uneasiness to even tie his own shoe laces.

5- Farhan Akhtar

The new age perfectionist of Bollywood, Farhan worked extensively on his physicality to portray Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and ended up with a chiseled and muscular physique. His transformation was remarkable considering he never had a muscular physique before.

6- Bhumi Pednekar

The stylish model, Bhumi bulked up to play a middle class housewife opposite Ayushmann Khurana in Dum Laga Ke Haisha! She put up around 30 kgs but later lost it once her movie was completed.

7- Prabhas

The newest sensation of Indian film industry, Parbhas took everybody by surprise when he showed his herculean physique in Baahubali. He took an entire year to buff up and followed a super-human diet plan to develop that herculean physique.

8- Rajkumar Rao

The latest actor to enter the Mr Perfectionist league, Rajkumar has earned a good name in the industry thanks to his professionalism and perfection. He underwent massive physical transformation for his last few roles, starting from Behen Hogi Teri where he played a handsome young dude.

He then piled on weight for his historical biopic ‘Bose’ and again lost weight for ‘Newton’, which is also India’s entry into the Oscars.

9- John Abraham

John has always been a fitness freak and spends a considerable amount of time on maintaining his fitness. But even he had to undergo massive transformation for playing a muscular cop in ‘Force’ and ended up with a Hulk like physique.