Aamir Khan is one Bollywood actor who is specific about the roles he plays in onscreen and always attempts at setting higher benchmarks for himself. Aamir always tries to sound better, instead of sounding like everyone else. Buzz is that actor Aamir Khan will be soon seen donning the role of a wrestler in his next movie.
Aamir Khan had not signed any movie post PK, but, if the reports are to be believed, now finally Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist is all geared up to step into the shoes of the prominent wrestler Mahavir Phogat. The film titled ‘Dangal’ will be a cinematographic biography of the life of the former wrestler.Apparently, this film will also throw light upon the life of a wrestler and the adversity they have to undergo.
The idea of filming an epic movie initiated with the appearance of Geeta and Babita, Phogat’s daughters, on Aamir’s chat show ‘Satyamev Jayate.’ Their conversation was watched by oodles of viewers worldwide who were inspired by the zeal and the daunting nature of the sisters. The two young ladies are wrestlers themselves and have been trained by their father.
While interacting with Aamir on the show, they had shared their plight with him. Being brought up in a village that did not back the idea of involving women in such a sport, life had not been a bed of roses for them.
Gradually, Aamir got to know what struggles had their father Mahavir gone through to make his daughters self-sufficient, and how he would go to any extent to save his daughters from being exposed to the same hardships. This arrested the interest of Aamir and he decided to make a film based on the wrestler. Reportedly, Aamir is undergoing vigorous training to fit into the role of a wrestler. He will be seen playing the role of a father who trains his daughters and encourages them to take up the sport.
Mahavir Singh Phogat, is well known in the sports arena because he had trained three Commonwealth Games gold medalists. He had made headlines lately for the fact that he was not considered for being awarded with the prestigious Dronacharya Award for the third consecutive year. Known for his epic performances, it will be fascinating to watch Aamir play the role of a wrestler.