Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Sunday attended the wedding of Gold medal-winning wrestling champion in the Haryana village of Balali. It may be noted that the actor is playing role of her onscreen father Mahavir Singh Phogat in upcoming biopic ‘Dangal’, while Geeta and sister Babita Phogat’s role are played by Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra in the movie.
‘Dangal’ tells the story of Mahavir Phogat, a wrestler himself, who coached his daughters his both daughters the art of wrestling , who went on to win laurels for the country in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
While filming the movie for last two years, the actor has grown emotionally attached to the Phogat family. On Sunday, dressed in traditional attire, the actor the guests with folded hands, an NDTV report has said.
The report said that the actor was eager to gift Geeta her wedding outfit, which is usually presented by pride’s maternal uncle. However, the bride refused it saying she was happy enough with Aamir Khan’s presence at the wedding.
Speaking about the movie, Aamir Khan said thet the village was portraid as truthfully as possible.
In the movie, the actor features both as younger and the middle-aged version of Mahavir Singh Phogat. Aamir Khan had gained 25 kilos to suit the role, but he eventually shedded extra kilos also to play the younger wrestler.
Speaking about his younger co stars in the movie the actor was quoted as saying by the IANS that they performed ten times better than what he did. Once the movie releases, the audience will understand, he added.