Actor Aamir Khan’s new film Dangal will close 2016 with a bang (as his films do) and as the year winds down, excitement over the film is soaring. Aamir, 51, plays the reel version of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and Dangal chronicles how he trains his daughters Geeta and Babita to become wrestlers themselves. Geeta and Babita Phogat, two of India’s most celebrated wrestlers, have won medals at the Commonwealth Games. Aamir plays both the older and younger versions of Mahavir Phogat, putting on 25 kilos and then shedding the extra weight while filming. ‘Dangal’ was one of Thursday’s trends on Twitter, for several reasons.
The first song from the film, Haanikaarak Bapu, was released last weekend. Dangal’s lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya has now spoken to news agency IANS about the process of writing the movie’s songs. “Aamir sir was involved, not interfering in the process of music and lyrics writing. The best part is Aamir sir understands the nuances of lyrics,” Amitabh Bhattacharya said on Wednesday.” he said.