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Dangal poster: Aamir Khan shows his rooted, rustic side

Aamir Khan shared the first poster of his next, Dangal, on Monday.

bollywood Updated: Sep 22, 2015 02:02 IST
Hindustan Times
Aamir Khan in the first poster of Dangal.(FACEBOOK/AAMIRKHAN)

Aamir Khan shared the first poster of his next, Dangal, on Monday. The PK star had tweeted on Sunday night, “Kal se shuru (It starts from tomorrow).” Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is a biopic based on the famous Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Signifying the milieu and premise of the story, the poster has Aamir’s face emerging from mud, as found in akharas of our country.

Currently in Ludhiana for the shooting of the film, 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 Dangal 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 Dangal. 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.

First Published: Sep 21, 2015 17:38 IST