Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra who plays screen daughters of Aamir Khan were were spotted after auditioning 10,000 girls in India.
The duo play the characters of Geeta and Babita Phogat in the sports drama.
Fatima and Sanya went through a gruelling training of two years. They were trained by National wrestling coach Kripa Shankar. Their moves had to look authentic and they were made to follow the same regimes as the real Geeta and Babita Phogat in order to look like professional wrestlers.
They also suffered a few injuries during the training process, but their dedication never let them give up.
They have also been interning with Aamir and learning film making as well.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, ‘Dangal’ is based on the life of Haryana-based wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and the journey of his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat.
Aamir Khan has revealed that he will sport a lean look as well as grow his hair and keep a beard for his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan.
“I am planning to cut down on my body fat… I don’t want to be muscular. In ‘Thugs..’ my look is not muscular it’s not a wrestler’s physique. It will be a lean look,” Aamir told reporters at an event of Dangal. – CINEWS