Aamir Khan turns rapper for ‘Dangal’

Superstar Aamir Khan who lent his voice to the chartbuster ‘Aati Kya Khandaala’ in 1998 film ‘Ghulam’ will once again get behind the mic for his upcoming film ‘Dangal’. The 50-year-old actor will reportedly do a rap song in the biopic on the legendary wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.

The song is reportedly a fun, peppy number. Composed by Pritam Chakraborty and written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, it will involve rapping in an upbeat track, the filmmakers confirmed in a statement.

Aamir practised singing for two weeks and rehearsed the song with Amitabh and Pritam to ensure that the track turns out well.

Besides singing in ‘Ghulam’, the actor has also mouthed a few verses in ‘Is Deewane Ladke Ko’ from ‘Sarfarosh’ and ‘Mere Haath Mein’ from ‘Fanaa’. He will be heard rapping for the first time in ‘Dangal’.

‘Dangal’ is tells the tale of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who is also the coached of his daughters Geeta and Babita, India’s women wrestlers.

Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the roles of Aamir’s on-screen daughters, while Sakshi Tanwar portrays the character of his wife. The film also features Rajkumar Rao.

Co-produced by Aamir and Siddharth Roy Kapur and directed by Nitesh Tiwari, ‘Dangal’ is slated to release on December 23.