Published On: Mon, Jul 11th, 2016

Playing old man’s role now, tactically, it won’t be right



Bollywood’s well-known actor come to producer Aamir Khan, who will be showcasing the role of a 55-year-old man in the imminent Dangal, stated that he had desired to do the movie just later than he was 60.

He was stating in an interview that “I had this thing in my mind that I will do the film after five or six years, when I will be 60,” he further added that “I was scared that if I play an old man’s role now, tactically, it won’t be right. Then I called Nitesh (Tiwari) and said I want to hear the story again. After that, I decided to leave logic behind and do the film.”

Dangal is an Indian biographical sports drama which is directed by Nitesh, who has in the past made Chillar Party and Bhootnath Returns. The movie witnesses Aamir displaying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat how to wrestle. Geeta was India’s initial female wrestler to succeed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, achieving a gold medal, and Babita won silver.


Aamir was disclosing the entire story at the back of his verdict and said “When I read the story, I just loved it. It made me laugh and cry as the script is very exciting and inspirational. I had the fear that today when I am still doing young roles, why am I getting into this old man’s role? I had to gain weight and go for gray hair so I was scared about my future and audience,”

The star performs both the younger and older roles of Phogat in the movie. He had pretended more than 95kgs to perform the older part and is at present in the procedure of carrying it down to approximately 70kgs. Aamir, together with other cast members, uncovered the poster of the movie in recent times that displays him sitting with his four on-screen daughters. He elaborated that “The poster narrates the story of the film,” he further added that “It’s about this man and his four daughters. I don’t believe that women have to go easy or reduce their femininity to be strong. Only their hair is short and it’s from a practical point of view of wrestling,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.