Bollywood’s Fat to Fab stories
Bollywood’s Fat to Fab stories

It takes plenty of effort to get into the kind of slender shape that most of our stars are in, but a whole lot more if you’ve started on the heavier-than-usual side. Here’s a list of our stars who are high on the hotness scale today, but who'd been fat in the past!

Rekha is Bollywood’s original Ugly Duckling tale. When she started out in Bollywood, Rekha was rotund to say the least. It was only in the 70s that she transformed her physical form into the sex symbol that she is today. Even Sridevi transformed on screen- her look in Himmatwala (1983) changed over the years to the skinny, mini-skirt donning diva in ‘Chandni’!

We all remember the heavy Karan Johar when he made Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The director lost oodles of weight by the time he was out and about, making his next venture – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

Kareena Kapoor was famously fat before she got into movies. Her childhood images with her elder sister Karisma show that she was plump and really cute. Even after films happened, we’ve all watched her transcend from the curvaceous girl to the ‘size zero’ icon in a gap of 7 years! Believe it or not, but Bipasha Basu too has come a long way since her chubby self in Ajnabee. It’s a wonder how she got into this ultra-fit mode over the years!

Relative newcomers, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Ranbir Kapoor, and Arjun Kapoor too have had a history of being fat before they shaped down to chase their celluloid dreams. These youngsters sure serve as inspiration for everyone who’s dreamt of getting in shape- whether or not for Bollywood!