About a month before Aamir Khan’s Dangal lands, its subject, Geeta Phogat, is all set to tie the knot. But that is not the only reason why the 27-year-old gold medallist is happy these days.
Adding to her excitement is the fact that superstar Aamir Khan will be attending the wedding along with Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari. In the film, the Rang De Basanti actor plays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, father of Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The much-awaited film chronicles Phogat’s journey to make his daughters world champions while boldly tackling patriarchy in his native Haryana.
The wedding of Geeta and Pawan Kumar will take place on November 20 in Charkhi Dadri in Haryana. In a Hindustan Times report, Phogat was quoted as saying, “I spoke to Aamir ji on Wednesday, and he will attend the wedding along with director Nitesh Tiwari. Tayaari bahut achi tarah chal rahi hai. The Sangeet and Mehendi is on November 19.”
The wrestler also said he has met Aamir a few times and the actor gives him a lot of respect. “Aamir ji aur unki wife ne apne haath se daal ke khaana bhi khilaya hai (Aamir ji and his wife have also lovingly served food to us),” he was quoted as saying.