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Aamir Khan's Dangal Reviewed By Celebs. What A Film, They Tweet

Aamir Khan's Dangal: Not everyone in Bollywood was as privileged - celebs like Anil Kapoor and his nephew Arjun had to wait till the release week to watch the film

  | December 21, 2016 16:30 IST (New Delhi)
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Aamir Khan returns in wrestling drama Dangal

Highlights

  • Aamir Khan hosted a screening of Dangal on Tuesday night
  • Anil Kapoor and Arjun were on the guest list
  • Dangal is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and co-stars Sakshi Tanwar
Actor Aamir Khan screened his new movie Dangal for a lucky handful two months ago in October. Among those who were treated to the preview was filmmaker Karan Johar who tweeted excitedly about it being the best film he'd seen in a decade. Not everyone in Bollywood was as privileged - celebs like Anil Kapoor and his nephew Arjun had to wait till the release week. The Kapoors were on the guest list invited to the screening of Dangal on Tuesday night in Mumbai and they agree with Karan Johar that the movie is first-rate. Dangal stars Aamir Khan as the screen version of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who was also at the screening with his daughters Geeta and Babita (played in the film by actresses Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh).
Anil Kapoor tweeted about how watching Dangal had been a very personal experience for him. He also praised the film's 51-year-old star's absolute commitment to the role:
 
 
Arjun Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and Tusshar Kapoor tweeted their praise of the film:
 
 
 
 
An Aamir Khan film is always an event. Dangal, in which the actor plays Mahavir Phogat as a young man as well as a middle-aged father, will open amid sky-high expectations. Aamir's last film was 2014's PK, currently Bollywood's biggest earner with over Rs 700 crore worldwide. Aamir and Dangal will be expected to deliver either record-breaking box office or five star reviews, preferably both.
Aamir Khan, well-known for his attention to detail and single-minded focus on the characters he plays, trained in wrestling and also worked with a dialect coach to master the Haryanvi accent for Dangal. The demands made of him physically have been well documented and marveled at - he gained over 25 kilos to film his scenes as the older Mahavir Phogat, then worked out intensively for five months to lose the extra poundage and chisel his body to look the part of the young wrestler.
Dangal is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and co-stars Sakshi Tanwar as Mahavir Phogat's wife Daya Kaur. It releases this Friday.
 

 
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