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Published on 21 Sep 2015 | about 1 year ago

Aamir Khan, who is known for being a Perfectionist for his attention to detail while essaying any role, will be seen in a biopic on the life of wrestling coach Mahavir Phogat in ‘Dangal’ and the actor has gone all out to prepare for the role.

Buzz has it that Khan has bulked up so much for the role that he cannot even bend over to tie his shoe-laces! At a recent event, Khan himself admitted that the way he has rapidly put on so much weight is not healthy, but that he has no other options as he doesn’t want to resort to prosthetic help to achieve the desired look.

As Aamir is shooting for the second half of the film first, he has bulked up to resemble an aging wrestler and from next year onwards, Khan plans to lose weight and develop an impressive physique, complete with six-pack abs to look the part of a wrestler in his prime.

Not only this, Aamir will also be learning Haryanvi for his role and has started training in earnest with two new actresses, who will essay the roles of his daughters. For those who do not know this, ‘Dangal’ revolves around Mahavir Phogat, a former wrestler-turned-coach, who trains his two daughters in professional wrestling.

Actor-producer Aamir Khan, who will be next seen playing a wrestler from Haryana in upcoming film ‘Dangal’, which is based on the life of Mahavir Phogat, unveiled the poster of the film on his Twitter page today.

The poster features a close-up of Khan’s face rising from a mud-encrusted ‘akhada’ with the caption ‘Aaj Se Dangal Shuru’. We must say that the poster looks quite raw and earthy (pun unintended) and we are quite curious to see the Perfectionist in this biopic about a wrestler who trained his daughters in the sport, despite the misgivings of the society. The film is currently being shot in Ludhiana, Punjab.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Khan, Kiran Rao and Siddharth Roy Kapur, Dangal is slated to release during the Christmas weekend next year.

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