Bollywood megastar or as his fans call him the 'Mr Perfectionist', Aamir Khan turns 54 years old on March 14, 2019. After impressing fans with his impeccable acting chops and a career spanning nearly two decades, the actor has earned this extremely special tag. Undoubtedly, Aamir Khan has raised the bar of the Indian Cinema by giving us some films. Talking about his filmography, it includes countless hits - right from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Dil, Andaz Apna Apna, Sarfarosh, Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, Dangal… the list can go on and on. We are quite familiar with his acting prowess, but did you know that Aamir Khan is a shape-shifter too?
Aamir Khan is not just a supreme actor but a marketing genius. If you go through his filmography, this Khan tries to gets into the skin of his characters like none other. Right from rigorously training himself to get into the character's physique, he embraces whoever he is to portray on the celluloid by transforming his body, manner, and entire look. Here are five times when the star impressed us by being a shape-shifter in the true sense.
Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Getting into the skin of an Indian soldier was not an easy task for Aamir Khan. His black thick moustache and really long Mangal Pandey hair earned him appreciation. Reports say that the actor wanted a perfect look and the lean body that would go well with the pre-independent which the film was based in. Like always, he took time to finalise the end output and got it right.
Aamir became quite popular with 3 Idiots and was called the Rancho of Bollywood. In this particular movie, Aamir portrayed the role of a college student with utter ease by toning his body and losing weight. The film went on to become a cult classic.
This was Aamir's first ever movie which saw him all HOT and beefed up. While many in the fraternity were concentrating on six-pack abs, he channelled his energy into eight abs for this film. For Ghajini, Aamir Khan spent 9 months of time in building his physique, losing weight and looking muscular. That bald look added the much-needed drama to his physique.
Aamir Khan is a gym freak who changes his body according to the roles he takes up. Talking about PK, in particular, Aamir's ears were made to stick out with prosthetics and his body looked chiselled AF (remember him almost nude standing with a radio on the poster of the film?). We wonder if all aliens have a toned body like that.
This stellar film gave us two super transformations from Aamir. First, he shot all his film scenes as the older version of Mahavir Singh Phogat before shooting for the younger role. Reports suggest that Khan gained 28 kilos in five months to play the character. He was 98 kgs when he shot for the film. Bravo!
Kudos to this supreme star for his perseverance and grit. Happy Birthday, Aamir Khan!