The trailer of actor Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’ is out. The ‘Dangal’ trailer, packed with powerful performances by Aamir Khan and sakshi Tanwar and others, energetic background music and intense wrestling scenes, drew all attention. The movie ‘Dangal’ is based on living legend Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters. Mahavir Singh Phogat is a real life Haryanvi wrestler who trained his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat to become world-class wrestlers. ‘Dangal’ is the second biopic project of Aamir Khan who is playing the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat in the movie. Sakshi Tanwar plays Mahavir Singh Phogat’s wife, roles of his daughters Babita Phogat and Geeta Phogat are played by Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh respectively.
1- Born in the village of Balali of Haryana’s Bhiwani district, Mahavir Singh Phogat always wanted to win gold medal for India in wrestling. Mahavir Singh Phogat was trained at the Delhi’s famous Chandgi Ram Akhaada.
2- Though Mahavir Singh Phogat became a trained wrestler, he could not reach the heights of success. Mahavir Singh Phogat didn’t lose hope and decided to train his daughters who later represented India at Olympics. (ALSO READ: Dangal Vs Dear Zindagi: Aamir Khan BEATS Shah Rukh Khan yet again, here’s how!)
3- It was the victory of weightlifter Karnam Malleswari, who won an Olympic medal in 2000, that inspired Mahavir Singh Phogat to coach his daughters for wrestling.
4- The trailer of Dangal suggests that Mahavir Singh Phogat had two daughters — Geeta and Babita. However the legendary wrestler has six daughters, which include Rita, Sangita, Vinesh and Priyanka. Vinesh and Priyanka are adopted by Mahavir and his wife.
5- Mahavir’s decision to prepare his daughters for wrestling didn’t go well with his fellow villagers who opposed the move. The father had to face a lot of flak and abuse in order to train his daughters for wrestling.
6- Three of the Phogat sisters (Geeta, Babita and Vinesh) have represented India at the Olympics. While Geeta Phogat won India’s first gold medal ever in women’s wrestling (55 kg freestyle category) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Babita Kumari won a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
7- Mahavir Singh phogat has trained almost half a dozen top Indian wrestlers. Impressed with the coaching accomplishment of Mahavir Singh Phogat, the Wrestling Federation of India shortlisted him for the Dronacharya Award.