Aamir Khan on using substances for ‘Dangal’
Perfectionist Aamir Khan has been on promotional duty ahead of the release of his latest movie, ‘Dangal.’ Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Khan plays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat and recently had to clear up stories concerning his extraordinary weight change in the movie.
On allegations that he used substances for losing and gaining weight for ‘Dangal,’ Khan replied, “I have not used any substances. I think that the good rate to lose weight is roughly one pound a week. If you want to lose weight little faster, then you have more of a calorie deficit.” He went on to say, “So, if you have calorie deficit of 500 calories a day, you lose one pound a week. If you have the calorie deficit of 1,000 calories a day, you lose two pounds a week. That is considered to be on the higher side. When I started the weight loss process, I was doing double of that. Four pounds a week, I was losing for the first three weeks. Then I brought it down to two pounds a week. So, I had 20 weeks to do that. If you do the math, you will understand that is how I got there. Immediately after PK, I was in the weight training mode for two years.”
So what next for Khan? Reports earlier today say that he would love to play the role of Hindu god Krishna. “If a film is being made on the epic Mahabharat, I would like to play the role of Krishna,” he told reporters. The star was replying to a query on Telugu director S S Rajamouli of ‘Baahubali’ (2015) fame reportedly planning to make a film on Mahabharat.
In the meantime, attention shifts to his wrestling extravaganza as ‘Dangal’ is set for release in theatres on 23rd December.
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