Farhan Akhtar's transformation from what he was a decade ago

Jun 24, 2013, 08:42 IST | Shakti Shetty

Losing and gaining weight for a role is one thing

Bulking up to flaunt vein-popping muscles is another.

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

With his recent physical exploits, Farhan Akhtar joins the list of current Bollywood actors who have spent endless hours pumping iron to chisel out a fabulous body.

Farhan Akhtar Farhan Akhtar
At his home in 2002 and At a screening in 2007

And all this, to slip into the shoes of his upcoming character of an athlete. Here’s looking at Farhan from more than a decade ago and the actor he is now.

Farhan Akhtar Farhan Akhtar
In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and at a recent event

On the extremes

Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender and a still from Hunger

Michael Fassbender had to follow a medically monitored crash diet and restricted himself to 600 calories a day in order to portray Bobby Sands in the appropriately titled Hunger (2008).

Tom Hardy Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy and a still from The Dark Knight Rises

Tom Hardy followed the bulking up act of Warrior (2011) with The Dark Knight Rises (2012). For the role of the masked evil Bane, he gained 14 kg thus increasing his weight to 90 kg.  

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