After having auditioned more than 21,000 girls till now, the casting team has got two girls, Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, on board to essay the role of Aamir’s daughters.
Fatima is a Mumbai based girl, has acted in a few films and a TV serial and dabbled in photography. Sanya, born and brought up in Delhi, is a trained ballet dancer.
While the film will focus on the two girls who at the age of 22 and 20 made history, a search is still on for actors who will play their younger versions.
It is a tough role for which the girls are required to be slightly athletic and will have to undergo strenuous training.
After breaking all box office records with P.K, Aamir Khan does not have a release this year.
It is a very different role he will be seen playing and the casting team needs to ensure they get the casting right.
“Aamir has four different looks throughout the film and one of them will be of a 55-year-old father. Aamir’s salt-and-pepper look, which he sported some time ago, has not been finalised. We are still trying different looks on him,” a source confirmed the same.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal is based on the life of former wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his three daughters and one niece for the Commonwealth Games. His daughters Geeta, Babita, Kumari and niece Vinesh have been successful gold medalists. To portray the replica of this family the casting of Dangal is still in process.
A source close to the film revealed, “Aamir Khan is not involved in the casting process. Casting director Mukesh Chabbra will soon hold auditions in small towns to cast the girls. We are not looking for actors, but performers who can pull off a rustic look.”
The shoot of Aamir Khan starrer Dangal will go on rolls later this year and the film is scheduled to come out only in next year. The hit PK maker will yet again charm the audience with his versatile performance in his upcoming movie.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is slated for a 2016 release.