Fawad Khan, who plays a fierce award winner in his next film The Legend of Moula Jatt, had to gain several kilos to play the title character. He weighed around 73-75 kg and went up to 100 kg for the character. The actor revealed that he took inspiration from Aamir Khan and Christian Bale to transform himself into a fighter, but regrets being hospitalized for the way he did it. Read also| Randeep Hooda reduced 18kg for Swatantra Veer Savarkar; Fan reaction: ‘So cool’
Aamir Khan went through a major physical transformation for his film Ghajini (2008), which featured him with eight pack abs. The actor took 13 months to prepare his body for the film. He also changed his physique for Dangal, playing him as a middle-aged man with a growing belly in some parts but a fit wrestler in others. Christian Bale is particularly known for his physical transformations for his roles, and has gone through extreme transformations at times.
Fawad, who didn’t have enough time to prepare himself for the role, pushed himself hard to get the body he wanted, but had to be hospitalized in the end. In a recent interview with Something Haute, the actor said, “It’s not the best thing I’ve done for myself. I’ll never do that again. I just made some questionable choices, which had a negative impact on me.” There’s a deep darkness to all these physical changes and people should know that when you make these decisions, it’s going to have a huge impact on your health. And it happened. Ten days into this, I was hospitalized . My kidneys have stopped.”
Fawad revealed that the procedure severely affected his physical health as he also has diabetes, and it took him three months to recover. He said, “I was putting in crazy time. It’s not the right way to do these things because the thing is, I had limited time. I had 1-1.5 months. Whatever the circumstances, it happened.” It happened. Look very different. It’s not a change that I would encourage anyone. Not at all.”
Fawad reunites with Mahira Khan in The Legend of Moula Jatt. Both have previously worked in films like Pare Hut Love and Ho Man Jahan and the TV series Humsafar. Punjabi language film The Legend of Moula Jatt has been touted as the most expensive Pakistani film of all time. It is releasing in cinemas on 22 October.
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