Ayushmann Khurrana is delighted that his younger brother Aparshakti, who is better��known for being a radio jockey and theatre actor, will be making his debut in Hindi cinema with the��incredible Aamir Khan in their upcoming film ��Dangal�۪.
Khurrana told Times of India, ���I am glad that he is doing a film of that stature and is working with��Aamir Khan. It is really good for him�. He added that Nitesh Tiwari�۪s directorial is “the right film” for��his brother. “He is also a brilliant actor, singer… We have played cricket and at the same time he was��the captain of the Haryana 19 team. I think ‘Dangal’ is the right film (for him). He speaks fluent��Haryanvi as well apart from Punjabi�.
��Dangal�۪ will see Khan portray the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his��daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. Phogat went on to become India’s first female wrestler��to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she clinched the gold medal (55 kg) while Kumari��won the silver (51 kg). Khan plays both the younger and older characters of Phogat in the film, where��he had put on nearly 95kg to play the older part.
It is not yet confirmed what role junior Khurrana will play, but reports suggest that Khan was��searching for someone with a resonating voice and screen presence which is something junior��Khurrana has.
��Dangal�۪ is set to release on 23rd December 2016.
By Ketna Mistry