Hrithik’s Sister Talks About Losing 50 Kg And The Tragic Reality Behind Her Weight-gain

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1:40 pm 13 Sep, 2017


Hrithik Roshan recently posted on Twitter a before and after picture of his sister Sunaina, applauding the efforts she has put in getting back in shape. Sunaina who was once 140 kg decided to lose weight after being informed by doctors that she was at a high risk of losing her life. Sunaina’s transformation is no less inspirational for many of us. In her recent interview, Sunaina revealed the secret behind her gorgeous weight-loss and the tragic reality that made her gain weight in the first place.

Answering to what made her gain weight tremendously, Sunaina said,


My grandfather fell ill and underwent angiography, two weeks later my brother (Hrithik) had to undergo brain surgery and then his divorce. I could not handle everything. I went into depression and started eating a lot. Then I shifted to a place of my own and got diabetic, had a fatty liver, and sleep apnoea (a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep).

Sunaina with brother, Hrithik Roshan. Source


Many more health issues came to set an alarm for Sunaina,

I had even developed cardiac problems. I had even developed diabetes and hypertension. I had so many health issues going against me. I had to take psychiatric help. Honestly, I could not get out of bed. I would walk 2 steps and become breathless. I sent a SOS to Muffazal Lakdawala (who earlier helped the Egyptian woman, Eman), whom I knew since a long time; he is a family friend.

From left: Pinky Roshan, Hrithik Roshan, Sunaina’s Husband Mohan Nadaar, Sunaina, Hrithik’s ex-wife Sussanne, Rakesh Roshan. Source


Sunaina underwent bariatric surgery in Saifee Hospital under the supervision of Muffazal Lakdawala. Talking about her experience, Sunaina shared,

I then underwent bariatric surgery. I was running out of time. I was a high-risk patient but Dr Muffi, being the best in his field made the surgery super successful. I was 140 kg before I was wheeled in, I am 65 kg today.

She added,

It took me some time to shed the weight because of the anti-depressants. My mom and dad stayed in the hospital.


As Sunaina was on anti-depressants, it took her time in losing weight. Busting the myths about bariatric surgery and how her parents supported her in taking this decision, Sunaina revealed,

I want to tell people that if you have weight issues, please go in for a bariatric surgery. It’s nothing to fear. my mom spoke to Hrithik and he told her to let me go ahead. Thoda dar to zaroor tha, lekin ek determination tha that I want to win this battle and resurface again. Even while Dr Muffi was performing surgery he was slightly sceptical of going ahead because of my fatty liver.


Sunaina who is determined to lose another 10 kg had been into gymming and controlling her diet for almost a year. She shifted to her parent’s house and started following a strict routine to get back in shape.

Her hard work paid off, recalling the best compliment she got for this transformation, Sunaina shared,

The best compliment I received was when my grandfather was in the hospital three months ago and Duggu (Hrithik) came from the States after a brief stay and told me,  “Who is this girl?” I can’t tell you how I feel. I repeat, I have got a new life.

Sunaina has made this clear that she lost weight because of all the health issues that were coming along with her increasing weight. She is proud of herself and wants to inspire others as well.