Mahavir Singh Phogat deeply moved by Aamir Khan’s acting in ‘Dangal’
The face of women’s wrestling in India, got married in traditional manner at her ancestral village.
The wedding had a special guest in Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who essays the role of Geeta Phogat’s father Mahavir Singh in upcoming film “Dangal”.
The actor visited the wrestler’s house here and wished her a happy married life.
Aamir looked his part as the “ladkiwala” in his white kurta pajama, black bundi and red safa. He was accompanied by actress Sakshi Tanwar, director Nitesh Tiwari and Sanya Malhotra as he handed out gifts to the bride-to-be.
Aamir said he wanted to gift Geeta the wedding ensemble but was told that according to rituals it is supposed to come from her maternal uncle’s side.
“Yes, I was supposed to give it to her but I was told that it comes from her mama’s side. But I have just given her a small token of love from the team of ‘Dangal’. Hope she likes them. But the greatest gift to them is the film itself.
“It is a very joyous occasion for us. It is her wedding day. Our heartiest congratulations to her. We pray that the couple have a happy married life,” Aamir said. Geeta, who won India’s first ever gold in women’s wrestling (in the 55 kg freestyle category) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, said, “I can’t believe that he came. It is my biggest gift.”
The Phogat residence was crammed with around 500 guests who came to wish Geeta as well as catch a glimpse of Aamir, who was welcomed with a resounding applause. Some even complained to the star, saying they are disappointed that the film, which is a story of Haryana, was shot in Punjab.
Here are a few images of the wedding:
Aamir Khan looks a ‘ladkiwala’
Aamir Khan looked his part as the “ladkiwala” in his white kurta pajama, black bundi and red safa.
Aamir Khat at Geeta Phogat’s wedding
Aamir was accompanied by actress Sakshi Tanwar, director Nitesh Tiwari and Sanya Malhotra as he handed out gifts to the bride-to-be.
Congratulations Geeta Di and Pawan ji on your wedding. Lots of love and happiness to both of you! pic.twitter.com/NHPW5OOXR2
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) November 20, 2016
Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik attends Geeta’s wedding
Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik attended Geeta’s wedding at Balali.
When @aamir_khan reached #Balali village today, hoards of crowd gathered to watch him! ULTIMATE MEGASTAR! #Dangal pic.twitter.com/JoYRalSDfY
— AAMIR KHAN FAN CLUB© (@Aamir_KhanFC) November 20, 2016
Crowd gathers to get a glimpse of Aamir Khan
Villagers in Balali gathered to get a glimpse of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan.
Aamir Khan with Geeta’s father Mahavir Phogat
Aamir Khan with Geeta’s father Mahavir Phogat, whose character he has essayed in the film Dangal.
Posters of Aamir Khan’s Dangal
Aamir signed off with a dialogue from the film, “Mari choriya choro se kam hain Kay? (My daughters are no less than sons”) Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh are playing Aamir’s on-screen daughters in “Dangal” while Sakshi plays his wife.