Phogat sisters Babita & Geeta have something to say about their onscreen father Aamir Khan! Read on

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The trailer of Dangal has hit the bullseye and Phogat sisters Babita and Geeta are all praises for the man behind this saga - Aamir Khan and Mahavir Phogat! While the girls are grateful to Aamir for showcasing their journey and struggles on the big screen, Babita & Geeta credit their success to their father, Mahavir. 

“I’m very happy that Aamir Khan and the girls have portrayed our story so well onscreen. It seems like I’m watching myself,” said Geeta, adding that Aamir always made time for the family. “Woh jitney badey star hai, utne hi bade insaan bhi hai. Papa se milne ke liye shootingchhod dete the. (Despite being a star, he’s very humble. He used to stop the shooting to meet our father),” shared the wrestler. 

“We’re excited. If people see a film about wrestling, they’ll want to know about the sport,” said Babita, who’s all praise for Aamir. “He’s so down to earth. We’ve met three-four times since he invited us on his TV show and it’s always wonderful,” she added. As for their portrayal in the film, the Commonwealth Games gold-medalist said, “When we were narrated the story by (director) Nitesh Tiwari, we loved the fact that there was nothing fake in it. It was all about what actually happened in our lives.” 

Spilling beans about their father, Mahavir Phogat, Geeta shared how the sisters always wanted to keep long hair, but their father never permitted to do so. "Humne  kabhi masti toh ki nahi. We had short hair and people would get confused if we were a boy or a girl. He used to say, yah toh shauk pura kar lo, yah kushti kar lo. Papa has been very strict with us. He taught us that to achieve something in life you have to compromise on something.”

The inspiring story of Phogat sisters will be essayed on the big screen by actresses Fatima Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra. Dangal will release on December 23, 2016.

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First aff all Geeta didi Babita Dida and u r father congratulations......insan zindagi me kuch bhi paa Sakta hai agar o use pana chahe hai to sirf lagan or mehanat karni padti hai.......Jo Geeta or Babita didi ne kar dikhaya hai or me salute kana chahunga Geeta or Babita ji ke father ko jo unhone unki beti ko itna support Kiya..... Familyka support hona bahot important hota hai unke baccho ke liye jo support mahavir uncle ne kiya hai....... Congratulations again all members for phogat family......Thank you

this isn't your average sports film. This one has a message. Aamir is always unique

How this person can be humble? and not humble with India as a country... Ohh he only know how to earn money.. But don't know how to respect his country.

Are the girls in the pic the real sisters or the actresses?

This movie seems to have some substance than the fictitious Sultan!

I love Amir Khan even more after this movie. He uses his stardom to speak for relevant issues

I'm glad this movie is made, it will show the lives of underrated sportswomen, who have put so much effort and achieved so much success.

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