Acting is so much more than just learning some lines and repeating them convincingly for a few hours. Depending on who you have to portray, you have to take your mind into some really dark places and indulge in activities and situations you would never usually be in. Actors, especially the good ones, usually have their own ways of prepping for a role, and things sometimes tend to get pretty mental. Here are some of the craziest things Bollywood actors have done to prepare for their roles!
Learned Haryanvi, learnt to wrestle and gained a massive amount of weight
Portraying the role of wrestler daddy Mahavir Singh Phogat, whose daughters are both Commonwealth medalists, required Aamir to learn Haryanvi, learn to wrestle and also gain a pretty massive amount of weight and muscle, and he's 98 kg at the moment. The movie releases in December.
Source - IndianExpress
Lost and gained more than 35 kg for different sequences
Vikram starred in one of the highest grossing and most critically acclaimed Tamil movies of all time, 'I'. For his role, he had to play a bodybuilder, a model, a beast and a crippled hunchback, losing up to 35 kilograms for one sequence, and gaining that weight back for the next.
Source - Rediff