Filmmaker Kunal Kohli has lauded Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s forthcoming film Dangal, saying the actor can bag an Oscar for the sports drama. Kohli, who earlier directed Aamir in the 2006 film Fanaa, took to Twitter on Monday evening to share that Dangal was one of the “finest films” ever made. “Dangal is one of the finest films ever made in the world. Like Geeta got the gold. Aamir can get the Oscar best film ever,” Kohli tweeted.
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In Dangal, Aamir plays the role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.He underwent rigorous workout sessions for the role. He had to previously gain weight, going from 68 kg to 93 kg in six months, for his role of the ageing wrestler during the first phase of the film’s shoot.
The film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. Talking about the prep-up for their role, Sanya, in an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, said “I am a dancer, I do contemporary and ballet, I thought it will help me but it did not. I was graceful while I was doing wrestling part initially, I was told I have to be tough, rough.”
The Nitesh Tiwari-directed biographical drama is the story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta and Babita. The two girls then went out to become wrestling champions. The film is set to release on December 23.