The upcoming biographical sports movie “Dangal” features Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The trailer of the movie was released recently.
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra who produced Aamir’s PK and 3 Idiots, applauded the actor for his efforts. “I really like Aamir as an artist. He is excelling himself,” he told reporters, when asked how he found the trailer.
Aamir Khan plays the role of a man who is much older than him in real life.
The filmmaker, who was speaking at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival, was asked if Aamir was setting a trend in an industry where often actors hesitate to play characters older to their age.
“Aamir is a mad man. We call him ‘idiot’ like you saw in 3 Idiots. So, only he can do this. If you aren’t that then you can make a lot of money and leave the world but ‘idiots’ remain forever,” said Mr Chopra.