After Singh is Bling, the next movie to have been shot in the villages in Punjab is Aamir Khan’s upcoming movie Dangal. Villages in Punjab have come into the limelight for being selected as shooting locales for many Bollywood films. Aamir Khan’s upcoming release Dangal is a real-life story that is based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. The movie will see the relationship of father and daughter and how a father strives hard to see his daughters reach the pinnacle. Aamir will play the lead role of the wrestler and the film’s shooting is expected to start in Kila Raipur and Gujjarwal villages, near Ludhiana.
The filming for the movie is yet to start while the preparations for Dangal movie have reached its peak in the villages mentioned above. Excitement level of the residents of these villages has been on a high regardless of the age factor. Everyone was excited to witness the making of the film and none of them wanted to miss the opportunity to have a glimpse of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. The village markets have been converted to look like villages in Haryana where Phogat hails from.
The makers know that the movie’s background has roots in Haryana but they chose the film sets to be in Punjab. Besides renovating markets, a few homes have also been finalized and are being redesigned as traditional Haryanvi homes. Elements have already been introduced in these homes. Meanwhile, the Dangal lead actor Aamir Khan will be visiting Ludhiana district for the second time. He has previously shot for Rang De Basanti at Doraha Fort in Ludhiana. Bollywood prefers places in Punjab lately and some recent examples of Bollywood films that have been shot in Punjab are Phantom, shot in Malerkotla that was chosen to replicate Lahore and Singh is Bling that was shot in the Sangrur district.
Dangal is the biography of a wrestler Mahavir Phogat played by Aamir Khan and his daughters. Dangal also stars Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, who will portray the role of Aamir’s daughters. Dangal movie is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by UTV Motion Pictures. The movie will release on December 25, 2016 and apparently will do business on box office as it will be a Christmas release. Aamir will play father to two daughters in the film. He will be seen in four different phases and hence has four different looks throughout the film. One of them will be of a 55-year-old man.