There is some alarming news of Aamir Khan developing respiratory problems coming in from Ludhiana where Aamir Khan has begun shooting for Nitesh Tiwari's film Dangal.
The biopic on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat required Aamir to put on 35 kilos. This, Aamir, gladly did. After all, this method actor has always gone out of his way to lend credence to his character.
Says a source, "Because of all the excessive weight Aamir has developed respiratory problem. He finds it hard to breathe properly. His muscle movements have also slowed down considerably. He finds it hard to bend or even get up from a seated posture."
Apparently, doctors have advised Aamir to get rid of his avoirdupois fast before more damage is done to his health.
"However, he has to maintain his current weight, 95 kilos, to play the wrestler between the age of 45 and 55. Then after shooting for a month, he will get 3 months to lose all the weight to play the character at age 25-27. Such drastic enhancement and reduction of weight is not medically advisable. It plays havoc with the metabolism. However, Aamir has little choice in the matter, as he has to keep in character at any cost," says a source close to the project.