It may come as a shock to all the fans of Aamir Khan that the actor will be seen playing a ‘Father’s role in his next film!
Yes… it’s no sensational news but true that Aamir Khan will be playing the lead role of the legendary wrestler Mahavir Phogat, who played a lion’s share in coaching his daughters’ in Wrestling, a game earlier considered only a men’s forte and wrote new history!
According to reports Mr. Perfectionist aka Aamir Khan has given his nod to filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari for his upcoming film DANGAL, which is a biopic on eminent wrestler Mahavir Phogat, who has the distinction of training three female Commonwealth Games Gold Medalists.
Aamir Khan plays the father of Indian women wrestlers Geeta and Babita Kumari Phogat, both Gold Medalists in Commonwealth Games. In fact Geeta has the pride of being the female wrestler from India who won India's First ever gold medal in women's wrestling.
Mahavir Phogat’s contribution to the sport is more remarkable because he has fought the repressive gender politics of India and changed social perception by encouraging girls in wrestling.
Thus Mahavir Phogat’s character is an inspiring role hence though Aamir Khan has to spot grey hairs and look elderly father of two young daughters Aamir Khan, known for his passion for experimentation has agreed to do the role and began training to get into the skin of the character.
Reportedly Aamir has called Hollywood fitness expert for DANGAL and has began prepping up his body to perfect his wrestler look for the film.
It may be noted that Mahavir Phogat has been in news for being consistently ignored the reputed Dronacharya Award for the three consecutive years despite the legendary wrestler giving his life to the sport.
One hopes Aamir Khan’s movie will give justice to the great wrestler and inculcate inspirational message for more parents to let their girls pursue wrestling.