It’s not Kangana Ranaut or Tapsee Pannu but Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra who will star in Dangal.
Fatima and Sanya got the roles after months of auditions. Fatima played Kamal Haasan’s daughter in ‘Chachi 420’ and has also been a part of a few films and a TV serial. Sanya is from Delhi and is a trained ballet dancer.
‘Dangal’ is based on the life of former wrestler Mahavir Singh, who built an ‘akhara’ in his own house and coached his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari.
Talking about the casting and the film, Aamir had earlier said, “Casting is one of the biggest challenges. Work is in progress, no decision has been taken yet by Nitesh. ‘Dangal’ is not just a film about wrestling but an emotional journey of a father and his two daughters, which teaches us to empower our girls.”