The actor wants to get into character by learning the dialect of the Bhiwani district and has told his team to arrange for a tutor who can train him to speak the local dialect of the people of Haryana’s Bhiwani district.
He needs to learn conversational Haryanvi for the film.
Aamir Khan, who has always been a perfectionist, has willingly undergone physical transformations and learnt new languages or dialects for some of his roles.
Last year, he learnt Bhojpuri for his role in Rajkumar Hirani’s PK.
While he was shooting for PK, his Bhojpuri tutor would even accompany him to the sets regularly.
In 2012, Aamir also learnt Marathi.
Khan enjoys learning new languages, so he doesn’t find it troublesome to do so for his films. He is quite excited about picking up Haryanvi for this film.
The team has found seven-eight tutors, but no one has been finalized yet. Aamir will begin training in the language soon.
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.