Aamir Khan Playing Mahavir Phogat in ‘Dangal’, Meets His Daughters

Aamir Khan, who is set to play Mahavir Phoghat in ‘Dangal’, recently met the wrestler’s daughters Babita and Geeta. 

Updated31 Jul 2015, 09:15 AM IST
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Aamir Khan is famous for being a ‘method actor’ and his exhaustive preparation for his roles. No surprises then that Khan, who is essaying the role of wrestler Mahavir Phoghat in his upcoming film Dangal, met Phoghat’s daughters – Geeta and Babita – in Mumbai.

Aamir was very keen to meet them, and all of their schedules finally matched. So the girls came down to Mumbai. Aamir was a gracious host and ensured that they were taken care of. It was an emotional meeting for the trio. They discussed Mahavir’s life, what he had taught the girls, and more.
– Aamir’s Spokesperson to The Indian Express

Like father, like daughters. Geeta and Babita Phogat also happen to be wrestlers. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Geeta won a Gold in the 55 kg freestyle category.

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He wants to understand his personality before starting to shoot for the film. The trio had a long conversation, where the girls provided him with insight into their own respective journeys and their lifestyle back home. They stayed in the city for a couple of days and are excited to see how the film will turn out.
– Aamir’s Spokesperson toThe Indian Express 

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Published: 31 Jul 2015, 04:36 AM IST
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