Aamir Khan has started the promotions of his upcoming film Dangal. At such an event he said that Dangal is a sports film based on the life of wrestlers Geeta, Babita and their father and has not been made as a piece of advertisement. Aamir is essaying the role of the wrestling family patriarch Mahavir Singh.
“I knew about the Phogat family. I think the biggest way we could promote the Phogat sisters and Mahavir was by making a film on them. And that is what we have done,” he told reporters in a group interview.
“So after watching the film, hopefully people will appreciate them more perhaps. They will appreciate what the family has been through, the struggles, the achievements and the resilience that they have shown.”
Often it has been seen in Bollywood that the actors, who play certain sportsperson in a biopic, overshadow the real life person.
“My purpose to make this film was not to promote a sports personality or myself. When I am making a film it’s because I love the story. It is because I am creatively excited about the film. And I want to share it with audience. My primary responsibility is to make a good film not promote anyone. That’s what I concentrate on.”
Earlier this year Salman Khan also played a wrestler in ‘Sultan’ and Aamir says he has watched the film and liked it.
“I don’t watch too many films but I watched ‘Sultan’ and I liked it. I watched ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ as well and I really liked Ranbir’s performance in it.”