Bollywood stars gain and shed oodles of weight for roles and it is really not healthy. Here’s what health experts have to say

Bollywood stars gain and shed oodles of weight for roles and it is really not healthy. Here’s what health experts have to sayIt is a well-known fact that Bollywood actors and actresses go to any extent to justify their roles in the movies. From make-up, clothes, language, weight, looks, etc, they transform themselves entirely to look exactly like the person the role is written for.

Talking about weight, there are numerous examples of actors and actresses in Indian film industry who have gained and lost oodles of weight, without thinking about consequent health issues.

Bollywood stars such as Aamir Khan, Randeep Hooda, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherji, Kareena Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, etc have lost weight and gained back and vice-versa for their respective roles.

“The glamour industry is strife with competition, need for good roles, perfection and even insecurities. The quick weight loss regimes, weight gain and immediate reduction for the roles that demand such drastic measures can cause a host of health problems like low energy, poor stamina, endurance, lack of focus and concentration, metabolic disorders, nutritional deficiencies, etc. It also means you are not holistically well,” said global leading holistic health guru and celebrity trainer Mickey Mehta.

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If a celebrity gains 10-15 kilos suddenly, the pressure comes directly on joints and bones.

“Within a month, you can only gain fat not muscle because to gain three kilo muscle, it takes around one year and a dedicated diet plan. To gain 10 kilos fat is easy and this sudden gain can cause swollen feet, you can feel heaviness while moving around and efficiency also goes down because of fatigue,” said celebrity trainer Vinod Channa.

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Our actors essay roles effortlessly on-screen, but in real life, there are many consequences.

As per reports, Aamir Khan, who gained around 90 kilos for his upcoming Bollywood movie Dangal, had some respiratory issues.

“These are all temporary effects and you can control that with exercises and nutrition plan. Puffiness of face and any other body part that are storage areas of fat comes are common and they go. But, one should be careful. Celebrities should slowly and steadily progress for better shape as per the requirements of the role. In case of less time in hand, they should hire well experienced fitness expert who can guide them without any harm and take them to the next level,” said Channa.

So, what precautions should they take?

“Though most of our actors are dedicated to health and are perfecting their bodies for their varied roles through mind and body wellness routines, I have seen some very fit people destroy themselves while pursuing such goals. The keys to healthy weight loss and for looking good include incorporating healthy eating plans and regular physical activity,” said Mehta.

Such rapid changes in the body weight sometimes damage bodies for life.

“Extreme diets can wreck your skin’s elasticity, skin tone, hair lustre, making you look anorexic and pale. It can lead to early aging, poor concentration, confusion, low energy levels, depression and irritability. The low fibre content of such diets causes digestive disorders with lowered haemoglobin levels and development of anaemia and vitamin B-12 deficiency. Long term use of such diets, injudicious use of supplements, steroids etc and over exercises can lead to suppression of fertility hormones, lowered sex drive, poor bone density and vital organ damage,” said Mehta.