Ayushmann Khurrana’s brother Aparshakti to debut with ‘Dangal’


Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana’s younger brother Aparshakti will be making his Bollywood debut with Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’. Aparshakti started his career as a Radio Jockey in Delhi and is active on the theatre front.

Aamir plays the role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in the biopic, while Aparshakti will be seen in the role of Aamir’s nephew. It is said that his bass voice from his experience as an RJ played a crucial role in bagging him the role.

Speaking about his kid brother’s venture, Ayushmann said, “I am happy. It is an amazing opportunity to work with Aamir. I did not give him any tips. He is a very good actor himself. We had similar influences, but we are different at the same time.”

“He is playing a Haryanvi guy in the film. He has captained Haryana’s cricket team, so it comes naturally to him. He is a linguist himself. I am looking forward to the film,” the ‘Vicky Donor’ actor told PTI.

Aparshakti was earlier expected to debut with Neeraj Pandey’s production ‘Saat Uchakkey’.

The upcoming biographical sports drama is about Mahavir Singh Phogat who coached his daughters and Indian women wrestlers Geeta and Babita Kumari Phogat.

Popular television actress Sakshi Tanwar is cast in the role of Aamir’s wife while Rajkumar Rao will play the role of a coach in the film.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Disney Studio India, ‘Dangal’ is scheduled to release on December 23, 2016.