Aamir Khan is all bulked up to play a young Mahavir for Dangal

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 13, 2016 18:24 IST
Aamir Khan in a poster for Dangal.

He once played the aging clock in reverse for the role of an engineering student in 3 Idiots, and superstar Aamir Khan has again travelled back in the time to play younger version of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in his upcoming film Dangal.

The biopic revolves around Haryanvi wrestler Phogat, who taught the sport to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta.

The 51-year-old Aamir is set to start filming, in next two days, the scenes where he is required to look young.

Read: To jump into Dangal, Aamir Khan takes wrestling tips from Kota athlete

Sharing on Twitter a photo of himself sporting a moustache and looking beefed-up, Aamir wrote, “2 days to go before I shoot for young Mahaveer...”

The picture not only garnered praise from the PK star’s fans but also from his colleagues in Bollywood.

“That’s Incredible @aamir_khan - how do you do it every time,” tweeted actor Riteish Deshmukh.

Read: From Sultan to Dangal- Bollywood gets a Haryanvi tadka

“Been witness to this transformation in gym!. Amazing dedication and focus!” posted actress Lara Dutta.

Hero actor Sooraj Pancholi wrote, “#MondayMotivation #goals #inspiration @aamir_khan sir.”

Dangal, also features TV star Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, has been directed by Bhootnath Returns’ Nitesh Tiwari.

Aamir has also co-produced the movie.

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