Dangal is all set to hit the silver screen on the 23rd of December 2016. The movie is based on the real life story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who was a wrestler in his younger days and dreamt that his son would take the legacy forward, so much so, that he’d one day make him proud by becoming the World Wrestling champ. Though he gives up on his dreams when he’s blessed with 4 daughters, circumstances make him realise that his daughters are no less and they could be potential wrestling champs as well. And then his journey of supporting his daughters through thick and thin, to make them the world champion begins.
We are still not over the powerful trailer of Dangal that has left an ever-lasting impact on us, and now we got the opportunity to meet Fatima Sana Shaikh (playing Geeta Phogat) and Sanya Malhotra (playing Babita Kumari). To begin with, the two girls are an absolute delight, they may be new to the industry but when they speak, you’ll feel their positive aura and realise that they’ve already surpassed many, with their level of maturity. From sharing the struggles before bagging the role of Geeta and Babita Phogat, to their experience of working with Aamir Khan. (Also Read: The Trailer Of Aamir Khan’s Dangal Is Everything You Could Wish For As A Movie-Buff)
The Bond between the Dhaakad girls
What caught our attention was the bond these talented women share with each other. When Sanya was asked about the one thing she loves about Fatima, she said, “I just love Fatima, she’s very hard-working.” and when the same question was shot at Fatima, she said, “She’s my soulmate, as a co-star, as a friend. You know what I’m taking back from Dangal is the relationships, Sanya, AK (Aamir Khan), Nitesh sir.” Infact, the two clicked, when they met each other for the auditions and luckily got the film together.
Hardships they went through, while shooting for Dangal
The ladies shared that everybody, who has acted in the movie got injured at one point or the other. Fatima revealed, “I got a rib fracture, I was off-training for a month and a half, just two months before our shoot started and while I was shooting I had a bone loose, so we had to stop shooting, then we had a lot radiating pain. Sanya had a ligament strain and a tennis elbow.” (Also Read: Behind The Scenes: How The Dhaakad Girls Of Dangal Transformed Into Wrestlers)
Work Experience with Sakshi Tanwar
Looks like the girls were mesmerised by Sakshi Tanwar’s acting skills. Sanya claimed, “We don’t have many scenes with Sakshi Ma’am, we have a very few but whenever we used to go on set and she used to be acting infront of the camera, Oh My God! She is a wonderful actor. Even if she’s not speaking, her eyes are expressing. Very hhnatural and very comforting it is to watch her on screen.”
One thing you learnt from Aamir Khan that you’d take with you forever?
Fatima: “His dedication to his work, he really goes all in when he is playing a character. I think if I do that before going into any role, I think it’s going to help me a lot in my career”.
Sanya: “He is very socially aware, he does a lot for the society. His contribution towards the society is what I’d like to take with me”.
The two girls are extremely grounded, what’s even more amazing is, they have just shot for the next episode of Koffee with Karan and apparently, the two had a great time, infact watching the teaser also brought tears to their eyes. Well, if you want to catch the two girls sharing some candid moments too, you can watch them on Koffee with Karan on 17th December 2016. (Also Read: Aamir Khan To Get Candid On Koffee With Karan With His Dangal Daughters)
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