At the poster launch of ‘Dangal’, Aamir Khan spoke up about his friend Salman Khan’s comment when he compared himself to a ‘raped women’. He said that Salman’s comment was both ‘unfortunate’ and ‘insensitive’.
While promoting his upcoming film, ‘Sultan’, Salman said that in the wrestling shots of the film, he had to pick up 120 kg weight for around ten times because it needed to be shot from different angles. Then he went on to explain that he had to follow this routine for six to seven hours daily. “It is the most difficult thing,” he said. He further added that following a hectic routine, “When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out.” The actor instantly realised that he has made an inconsiderate analogy and instantly added, “I don’t think I should have.”
Salman’s comment was provoked massive out lashes, while most the film industry remained numbed over the matter. National Commission for Women demanded Salman’s apology. Salman’s father Salim Khan apologised on his behalf.
Speaking of the movie ‘Dangal’, it’s a biographical film based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Phogat who trained his daughters Geeta and Babita into becoming wrestlers. The daughters went on to represent India at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, thereby winning gold and silver medals each. The film will chronicle the relationships between the fathers and his daughters, on how he helps them achieve the dream he couldn’t achieve. Actor Aamir Khan had to go through a massive transformation to play the role of a wrestler. One time he built a massive body of 92 Kgs but had to lose 25 kgs to play a younger version of the wrestler.
The film is being directed by Nitesh Tiwari (of Chillar Party and Bhootnath Returns fame). The film also stars TV actress Sakshi Tanwar in the role of Aamir’s wife.
‘Dangal’ is slated to release on December 23.