Aamir Khan scared to act as Mahavir Singh in Dangal, as the character presenting his Actual age - Movingtrend
Dawn - Friday October 13, 2017
It is a norm in the Bollywood industry that the male actor starring with the female actor half of their age, Aamir khan, Sharukh Khan, Salman khan, and the list is very long. Aamir Khan is still playing the role of 30 years old actor in movies like PK, Dhoom 3. He is 52 years old now.
Aamir Khan is recently promoting his movie Secret Superstar told to the Indian News Agency, he said he was absolutely scared to do character of Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal. The character was 55 years old, and he should not want to lose his fame as a Young actor.
As a younger actor he referred his movies and said "When I heard the story of Dangal, I thought I have to do this film. But then I thought that I have just done Dhoom 3 and PK. " He shared his thinking to media and said, " I thought if I do this film, then I will become old and fat. What will my fans think?"
To act as a Mahavir Singh, Aamir khan did a lot of physical work to look like 55-years old. He gained weight of 95 Kilogrammes and after reduced it to 70 Kilogrammes. Aamir Khan is now 52-years old and the Dangal character was too close to its actual age.
Aamir khan said, " We are too close in age but fans don't know that as they see me as 30-year-old. So I told the director that I liked the film and I will do it after 10 years when I'm old. They agreed to that too.""But the story of the film wouldn't leave my mind. I decided that I should do it and not be afraid of anything, " he said.
Dangal was directed by Nitesh Tiwary. Dnagal has won Filmfare awards, adding the Best Actor and best Director awards as well.
The Secret Superstar is going to release on October 19, 2017. Zaira Wasim who played the role of Geeta Phogat in Dangal stars in Secret Superstar.