Aamir Khan shows his rustic side in Dangal poster

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2015 07:45 IST
Aamir Khan in the first poster of Dangal. (Photo: Facebook/AamirKhan)

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan revealed the first poster of his much-awaited film, Dangal, raising the curiousity level of fans all across. Earlier, Aamir had tweeted, "Kal se shuru (It starts from tomorrow)." A biopic on the famous Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, Dangal is being directed by Nitesh Tiwari.

Signifying the milieu and premise of the story, the poster has Aamir's face emerging from mud, as found in akharas of our country and says 'Aaj se dangal shuru'. Aamir Khan reached Ludhiana last week as for shooting of the film that begins on Tuesday.

Aamir Khan has put on a lot of weight for his role. In fact, we have never seen Aamir Khan so bulked up before. The 50-year-old actor will portray two phases in the life of his character in


and he’s expected to lose weight after the first phase of the shooting is over.

It was rumoured that actors like Kangana Ranaut, Tapsee Pannu, Urvashi Rautela or Mallika Sherawat will play the role of Aamir's daughters in the movie. However, the filmmakers decided to go for newbies Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra for the coveted roles after months of auditions. "We auditioned a lot of girls and have finalised Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. We tested them and they are very good. These two young girls are very talented. These girls are training in wrestling," Aamir said. Fatima is a Mumbai girl and has acted in TV and films while Sanya, a Delhiite, is a trained ballet dancer.

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