MUMBAI: Aamir Khan, who has bulked up for his wrestling character in the upcoming film “Dangal” is going about his usual perfectionist way. Recently, during some late-night television surfing, the actor stumbled upon the government-managed Doordarshan channel, on which a desi-style wrestling match was on. At 4 a.m. in the morning, the actor spent an exciting hour watching the local Indian wrestling match on television.
The actor did a little research on the show and found out that it airs early in the morning at that every day, so for the past few days, he has been setting his alarm for 4 a.m., so he can watch the match. The actor has been watching the show to understand the body language of wrestlers and the way they handle a fight.
Meanwhile, the four actresses playing his daughters are reportedly living in Khan’s former Bandra home and are training with him in preparation for their roles. Names like Kangana Ranaut and Taapsee Pannu were the buzz for awhile, but two unknown actresses, Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, were eventually cast to be the eldest of the four daughters of Khan’s character, named Mahavir Phogat. The younger daughters are being played by Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar. Khan reportedly eats his meals with his onscreen daughters, whose evenings are devoted to perfecting the Haryanvi dialect and accent.
As Phogat, Khan is said to be tipping the scales now at over 198 pounds, which he reveals has alarmed his wife and mother. He will have to lose that weight to film his scenes as the younger Mahavir after he has shot the portions as the older version.
The role of Mahavir’s wife has not yet been cast. Mallika Sherawat has reportedly auditioned for it.