A heavyset actor in a lead role is unheard of in Bollywood, and the desire to excel has led to many an actor to shed those extra kilos. Here are a few who shed their weight to fit the screen.
His 170kg were never a hindrance to movie-making as long as the son of Boney Kapoor stayed behind the camera.
When the desire to step in front of the camera took hold of him, the lad shed 68kg and achieved a successful debut in the movie Ishaqzaade, starring opposite Parineeti Chopra.
Parineeti was heading the public relations team of a movie company when the acting bug got to her.
A slimmer and fitter Parineeti made an award-winning debut in the movie Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and has not looked back ever since.
A costume designer by profession, Sonakshi shed 30kg to fit the screen style.
After a Filmfare award for the hit movie Dabangg, the actress went on to appear in some of the biggest hits of Bollywood.