Aamir Khan’s Daughters have been finalized for his upcoming movie Dangal

There has been plenty of speculation around who will play Aamir Khan’s daughters in his upcoming sports movie Dangal. After months of auditions, Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra have been roped in for the roles, reports Mumbai Mirror. Fatima is a Mumbai girl, has acted in a few films and a TV serial and dabbled in photography. Sanya, born and brought up in Delhi, is a trained ballet dancer, the report stated. Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, is inspired by the story of former wrestler Mahavir Singh, from Haryana’s Balali village, who built an ‘akhara’ in his own house and coached his daughters to historic wins in what was primarily a man’s sport then. Aamir had said to Mirror, “Dangal is not just a film about wrestling but an emotional journey of a father and his two daughters, which teaches us to empower our girls.”

According to a report on Bollywoodlife.com, Aamir Khan, whose next film will hit the screens after two years, is not worried about not having any releases as compared to his contemporaries (Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan) who have two films releasing within a year. Aamir clarified that the quantity does not matter to him as he likes to work on quality films, the report stated.

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He said, “Dangal is not just a film about wrestling but an emotional journey of a father and his two daughters, which teaches us to empower our girls.”

Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra have bagged the much coveted roles after months of auditions.

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Fatima is a Mumbai girl, has acted in a few films and a TV serial and dabbled in photography. Sanya, born and brought up in Delhi, is a trained ballet dancer.

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Movie Dangal is directed by Nitesh Tiwari, and is inspired by the story of former wrestler Mahavir Singh, from Haryana’s Balali village, who built an ‘akhara’ in his own house and coached his daughters to historic wins in what was primarily a man’s sport then. Geeta Phogat was India’s first female wrestler to win gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the 55-kg free-style category. Her sister, Babita Kumari, bagged the silver. They became role models in the conservative Jat community and a ‘dangal’ pit was dug in Bhiwani’s Government College for local female grapplers to hone their skills.

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