Sara Ali Khan on weight loss: “It took me over a year to lose it”


Sara Ali Khan who looks incredible in her most recent release ‘Kedarnath’ (2018) and upcoming film ‘Simmba’, reveals that she worked extremely hard to lose weight before joining the industry.

Reported in Hindustan Times, Ali Khan shares in an interview with SpotBoyE about how she went on to lose 30kg before returning to India from America after completing her studies. “It took me about a year-and-half to lose that weight. So, I completed the remaining two years of my graduation in a year so that I can return and start working early. I was always a chubby girl, but after going to the States, for the first two years, I put on a lot of weight and then last year, I burned all those kilos there itself.”

Her transformation left her unrecognisable when her mum Amrita Singh collected her from the airport, as she had avoided Facetiming her mum, “She recognised me at the airport only because of my suitcases; I was looking completely different,” said the 25 year-old.

Talking about the food choices out in America, Ali Khan describes the extremeties, “Jahaan aapko pizza milta hain, wahin aapko protein milta hain. Jahaan pe chocolate milta hain, wahin aapko salad milta hain (On one hand you could eat a pizza and on the other you could have protein, on one hand you could get chocolate and on the other you could eat salad). That was it. So, I lost all the weight that I had gained there and lots more by working out and maintaining a disciplined life.”

Since Friday, ‘Kedarnath’ (2018) hasn’t quite hit the box office numbers as probably the makers hoped for, but there has been a lot of praise for Ali Khan’s debut performance. Her second film ‘Simmba’ is due out in cinemas on the 28th December, starring opposite Ranveer Singh.

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