Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ team poses with real Phogats at special screening


Aamir Khan’s much-awaited film ‘Dangal’ is set to hit theatres tomorrow. The movie is a biopic on Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to become world class wrestlers.

Days before its release, the makers of ‘Dangal’ held a special screening for the Phogat family on Tuesday, December 20. Besides the Phogats and other Bollywood celebrities, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, along with wife Anjali and daughter Sara, also attended. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray and his son Amit were also present at the event.   

The cast of the film, including Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra posed with the real Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita. While the ‘PK’ actor plays Mahavir in the film, Fatima and Sanya enact Geeta and Babita respectively.

The real and reel Geeta, both wore black outfits, while Babita wore a grey suit and her screen version Sanya donned a blue dress. Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar, who played the younger versions of Geeta and Babita, also posed with the Phogat sisters.

It was great to see the real Phogats and their screen versions pose together in one frame, and they were all smiles for the shutterbugs. Aamir, who has produced the movie, looked elated at having the Phogats at the screening.

Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao played a gracious host receiving guests with smile at the screening organised by her hubby. Also present were director Nitish Tiwari, Sakshi Tanwar and Aamir Khan's daughter Ira. Anil Kapoor and his son Harshvardhan, Arjun Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker and wife Sunita, veteran actor Danny Denzongpa along with his wife Gawa and daughter Pema Denzongpa were also spotted among others.