At the age of 42, he pulled off the role of a 17-year-old in film-maker Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots (2009). Now, for an upcoming film that will see him play the part of a wrestler, Aamir Khan is apparently set to take on a similar challenge, except with a twist. This time, in one film, the 49-year-old actor will be seen playing the role of a 19-year-old, 29-year-old and 55-year-old.
“For a major chunk of the film, he will be seen as a man in his fifties, who is also the father of two grown-up daughters,” says an insider. According to a few reports, the film is a biopic that is based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Phogat, who is the father of wrestlers Geeta and Babita Kumari Phogat. Currently, the makers are working on getting Aamir’s look right, as his character’s transition has to be taken into account.
Meanwhile, to physically look the part and gain some weight, the actor has been put off all diets. “Usually, film-makers require Aamir to be particular about his food intake, but for a change, he has been given a free hand to feast on anything he wants,” adds the insider. Nitesh Tiwari, who has previously co-directed the National Award-winning film, Chillar Party (2011), will helm this project that is yet to go on the floors. Despite repeated attempts, Aamir couldn’t be reached for a comment.