While two girls; Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra had been finalized to play the roles of two of his daughters, now two more girls have been finalized.
Zaira Wasim from Kashmir and Suhani Bhatnagar from Delhi will play the younger Fatima and Sanya in the film.
The scout for casting the girls have been going on since early this year.
The makers have been undertaking screen tests and wanted to be sure they cast new faces.
Aamir along with the girls have now started prep for the film. They are all following different diets and work out regimes.
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.