Aamir Khan’s much awaited Christmas release this year, ‘Dangal’ trailer is out now. ‘Dangal’ is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who wishes for a son to fulfil his dream of getting a Gold Medal for India but when his wife didn’t give birth to a son he trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers instead.
In the trailer, Aamir is seen speaking in a Haryanvi accent which very much reminds us of Salman Khan in ‘Sultan’. In fact, throughout the trailer, you will feel you are watching ‘Sultan’ but with a slight twist. However, we know Aamir Khan is a perfectionist and therefore he wouldn’t take up ‘Dangal’ if it was very much similar to ‘Sultan’.
When Aamir announced ‘Dangal’, he revealed “Director Nitesh Tiwari has written a wonderful story. The topic is very important, it’s very dramatic. It highlights the discrimination that is meted out to the girl child in India. The best part is that he has done it in a very entertaining manner. The heart of the story is emotional, but it also has a lot of humour. Raju Hirani has this unique way to tell a story where he says something socially very relevant but he tells his story in a very entertaining manner. Similarly, Nitesh has written a very entertaining lovely script, the dialogues are very entertaining. Each time I listen to the dialogues, I laugh a lot. I cry as well as laugh.”
Junior Indian Women Wrestling team Coach Kripa Shankar Patel Bishnoi has trained Aamir Khan and his onscreen daughters for their roles in the movie. Aamir has worked hard for his role. He is playing two distinct roles in the film: one is the 60-year-old wrestler Mahavir Phogat, and the other is a 20-year-old who is depicting the role of the young life of the same wrestler, However, Aamir Khan has reportedly gained 30 kg weight and now weighs 98 kg for essaying the role of an ageing wrestler and he has lost 13 kg in the past few months and will shed 12 kg in the coming months to play a younger role in ‘Dangal’ movie.
Produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Siddharth Roy Kapur under Disney India Movies, the film is slated to release on 23rd December 2016.