It’s not easy being a Bollywood celebrity because one is always in the eyes of the media and the public. Bollywood is a very particular industry when it comes to visual appeal and aesthetics. Anyone that’s a part of Bollywood is always in front of the camera - and we all know, the camera adds a few pounds. Celebrities are body shamed not just on set, but also on social media.
To counter this, most celebrities have taken to religious workout regimens and diet control habits so they can look their best at all times.
Let’s take a look at some weight loss journeys from Bollywood that have left us stunned -
Parineeti Chopra: Parineeti did not consider herself to be overweight but wanted to lose a few pounds so she could inwardly feel more confident in front of the cameras.
Arjun Kapoor: His transformation has been an inspiration. Arjun was on diets in four years and underwent CrossFit and heavyweight workouts to lose a whopping 87 kilos.
Alia Bhatt: One can’t possibly think Alia was ever a chubby girl! She has undergone a lot of training to gain a slim and sleek body she has today. Losing almost 16 kgs and staying consistent, she credits her weight loss to Karan Johar’s support.
Sonam Kapoor: Believe it or not, the fashion icon Sonam Kapoor was once a regular chubby girl! Directors told her that she needed to lose weight if she wanted to make it in the industry! worked hard and is one of the world’s largest fashion icons today.
Sara Ali Khan: Extremely chubby as a young teenager, Sara Ali Khan’s battles with weight helped her lose almost 95 kgs with training and proper food.
Sonakshi Sinha: Before becoming an actress, Sonakshi was overweight. She gives all credit to her weight loss transformation to Salman Khan, who according to her, has been her most immense weight-loss support.
Adnan Sami: He always had weight issues, which started affecting his overall health. He underwent one of the most drastic transformations, going from 230 kgs to 75 kgs.
Zarine Khan: Her weight loss journey began when the media started body shaming her. That’s when she decided enough was enough, and now is one of the hottest looking celebrities on social media.
Bhumi Pednekar: Bhumi has had ups and downs in terms of her weight journey - she had to put on weight for a particular role, and then lost so much that even her fans couldn’t recognise her!
Karan Johar: This fashion icon and renowned industry figure used to be on the chubby side because he seldom took care of his fitness and health. He got on the keto diet and followed it religiously to burn a lot of fat to get fit.