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The well received song Haanikaarak Bapu from Aamir Khan’s much-awaited film Dangal has been a nostalgic ride for Geeta and Babita Phogat as they say it reminded them of their childhood days. While Geeta and Babita Phogat identified very well with the song, they also had a laugh riot while watching the song with their father.
The Phogat sisters share: “After seeing the song, we literally relived our childhood. We felt all of this is actually happening with us again, our training, the way our father used to shout at us, etc.” “We really enjoyed watching the song. Aamir Khan has put in a lot of hard work and has correctly replicated our father,” they said.
Aamir Khan released the first song of his film Dangal — Haanikaarak Bapu on Children’s Day. Featuring child actors Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar as the protagonists and Aamir Khan as the antagonist, Haanikaarak Bapu wittily summarises the training journey of the wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat under their staunch father and trainer, Mahavir Singh Phogat.
The song showcases the prolonged rigorous training sessions undergone by Geeta and Babita Phogat on the behest of their father Mahavir Singh Phogat, where they were seen working out hard and facing the wrath of their father, who is shown to be extremely strict with them in their training.
Aamir Khan, who will play the role of Mahavir Phoghat in his upcoming movie ‘Dangal’, recently met the wrestler’s daughters Babita and Geeta Phogat. The actor personally ensured that everything was taken care while the two sisters were in Mumbai.
Aamir’s spokesperson said: “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.”
Dangal, produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao & Siddharth Roy Kapur under Disney and Aamir Khan Productions, is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and is slated to release on December 23, 2016.