t’s not easy fitting into the glamorous world of Indian Cinema and this industry has a certain set of standards that you need to fit in. Being of a certain size is one of them and Bollywood celebs work hard to make sure that they remain fit according to the Industry standards.
Bollywood celebs are constantly under a lot of pressure and also go through body shaming when they fail to fulfill the criteria set by the industry. A lot of our favorite celebs were once not so fit and had to go through vigorous fitness regime to be in shape.
Here are 8 celebs who worked really hard to be the icons they are today:
1) Sonakshi Sinha
The junior Sinha was criticized for her weight when she made her debut with Salman Khan in ‘Dabbang’ but what we don’t know is that she lost a whopping 30 kilos to play ‘Rajjo’ in that movie. There has been no looking back for Sonakshi since then and she has been constantly working on her curves.
2) Arjun Kapoor
Son of producer Boney Kapoor, Arjun made his debut with Parineeti in Ishaqzaade and flaunted a six pack abs in the movie. However, prior to being the total hottie that he is now, Arjun used to weigh around 130 kilos and went training under Salman Khan to lose weight. Well, his hard work definitely paid off and he is certainly one of the most desired bachelors in the Industry.
3) Sonam Kapoor
Bollywood’s fashionista was not always this delicate and fit. The glamorous Sonam once weighed about 86 kilos and underwent a major change in her lifestyle to become the fashion queen that she is today. Before signing Saawariya, Sonam had to shed 3o kgs and yet faced criticism. She has not looked behind since then and has come a long way now.
4) Alia Bhatt
The Alia that we see today was once a chubby little girl with all of that baby fat on her face. She went on a strict routine and diet under her father Mahesh Bhatt’s supervision and lost 16 kilos when she debuted for Karan Johar in ‘Student Of The Year’. Alia is one of the most popular youth icons for today’s generation and is one of the fittest Bollywood celebs.
5) Zareen Khan
The actress made her debut with Veer and was criticized for being too fat according to the industry standards. Her only shot at fame was the fact that she looked a lot like Katrina Kaif. With time, Zareen worked really hard on her body and shed those extra kilos, looking stunning as ever.
6) Bhoomi Pednekar
The ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ actress weighed 72 kilos when she was offered her dream project by YRF and for that, she had to put on more weight. She took up the challenge and made her debut which might not be considered very glamorous but she played her character exceptionally well and lost all that extra weight with time. We must say, she is looking really fit in her recent movies, ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’.
7) Parineeti Chopra: Parineeti has often spoken about her past on social media and has shared instances of being body shamed. Even she made her debut with Ishaqzaade, she was slightly on the chubby side and was criticized by audiences for being fat. Recently, Chopra lost a lot of weight and left her fans awestruck with her new look. Way to go, Parineeti!
8) Adnan Sami
There was a time when Adnan would use a wheelchair to move around due to his body fats. The singer shook the entire nation when he lost 130 kgs. He lost half of his body weight in almost one year with the help of specialized medicines and a very strict diet. He looks almost unrecognizable now!
Today’s world is obsessed with health and fitness and the industry is no exception. These actors have spent a considerable amount of time and energy to be in the shape that they are today. Despite being full of talent, they had to go through life changing transformation to be the stars that they are today.
Who’s transformation surprised you the most? Let us know in the comment section!