Some Bit of Fiction Is Added: Aamir on Allegations by Coach Sondhi
Aamir Khan responds to allegations by former wrestling coach, PR Sondhi in ‘Dangal’.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal maybe smashing box-office records. But there has been one roadblock for the film. PR Sondhi, one of the five coaches of India’s women wrestling team during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, has alleged that he's been portrayed incorrectly in the movie.
Aamir Khan responded to the allegations when he spoke to ANI.
No, he was not actually locked up in the room. Like in every biopic, some bit of fiction is added but the spirit of the story of Mahavir, Geeta and Babita is intact. There may be a few incidents here and there which may not have happened exactly that way but in essence it is their story.Aamir Khan, Actor
The film has Sondhi’s character, PR Kadam locking up Mahavir Singh Phogat in a room during Geeta’s match. Sondhi clarified that the incident never took place.
Here’s what Sondhi reportedly said,
There were five other coaches. There were wrestling officials and media. If anything like it had happened, it must have been picked by media. Besides, Mahavir is a thorough gentleman who never interfered during coaching of his daughters who were trained along with other girls.PR Sondhi
(With inputs from ANI)
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