Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, wife of filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari who is currently directing the Amir Khan-starrer “Dangal”, says that working with the superstar is a dream come true for any director.
Asked if she has visited the “Dangal” set and seen Aamir work, Ashwini told IANS: “I have gone to the sets and I have seen Aamir working. I think it is like a dream come true. It doesn’t matter if Nitesh is directing or me… I would love to direct Aamir… I think he is a dream come true for any director. He is just brilliant”.
Ashwini, who has directed the Swara Bhaskar-starrer film “Nil Battey Sannata”, says she has “always been with Nitesh in his other projects”.
“I have been a creative director working with him (Nitesh) in his productions… I have done art, designing and costumes. On ‘Dangal’ I have been like a silent partner, because I physically never had the time to be with him,” she added.
“Dangal” will see Aamir portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta was India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she clinched the gold medal (55 kg) while Babita won the silver (51 kg).
Aamir plays both the younger and older characters of Phogat in the film, and he had put on weight up to 95 kg to play the older part and then also lost the weight.
“Dangal” is scheduled to release on December 23.