Aamir Khan to be back in Ludhiana in June to shoot ‘Dangal’

  • Rameshinder Singh Sandhu, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2016 22:54 IST
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan (HT File Photo)

There is good news for those who missed the opportunity to meet the Bollywood actor Aamir Khan while he was shooting in Ludhiana for his upcoming film ‘Dangal’ in the last month. He will be back in town in last week of June to shoot some more scenes of the film which is a biopic on a Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Interestingly, this time he will be back after shedding extra weight (about 25-30 Kg’s) that he had gained to replicate the looks of the wrestler. For the same, he has already begun special training programmes which will be very intensive and for the same he will also travel to the US, said a source from the film crew.

“The film also carries the part where wrestler’s younger days have to be shown and so far, Khan has covered the entire elderly part of the wrestler shooting of which was done in Ludhiana villages -Kila Raipur and Gujjarwal and several other locations in the country including Delhi. Now, on the coming Ludhiana visit, we will shoot the younger days of the wrestler -when he was in his early 20’s which will naturally be shot in the same villages. The schedule will be for about few weeks and may commence by June end or maximum by mid July,”confirmed a source from the film team.Meanwhile, Khan and his team will stay at the same hotel where they stayed last time.

Bookings for the same have already been made by actor’s production house-Aamir Khan Productions (AKP). “We have room bookings from AKP for the last week of June onwards and they have been made for three to four weeks. AKP team has also shared that change of dates is also possible as Khan has to be fully prepared for portraying younger Mahavir Singh Phogat,” shared Manav Inder Singh Guram, public relations officer of Radisson BLU MBD Hotel.

On the other hand, on January 16, Khan and his team members also enjoyed a dinner party organised by the local administration. There he remained very open to selfies and autographs with the guests in the party. While he asked to address the guests, he appreciated Punjab, its people and their hospitality. “Coming to Punjab is always special. Honestly, I have fallen in love with Kila Raipur and Gujjarwal too where I had been shooting for the last several weeks. Other parts of the country should also draw inspiration from Punjab,”he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on January 14 Khan also took out time for kite flying with Gujjarwal villagers.

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