It’s been just a week when superstar Aamir Khan launched the first song of his movie ‘Dangal’ titled as ‘Haanikaarak Baapu’ and it has crossed ten million views on youtube. People have appreciated the song and are going gaga over it.
But for wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat, watching ‘Haanikaarak Bapu’ was a rather nostalgic experience as it made them relive their childhood days.
Interestingly, ‘Dangal’ is based on wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s who stood against the societal norms and made his daughters Geeta and Babita renowned wrestlers.
The Phogat sisters stated that the song took them down the memory and they enjoy watching it.
"After seeing the song, we literally relived our childhood. We felt all of this is actually happening with us again, our training, the way our father used to shout at us, etc," they said.
Featuring child actors Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar as the protagonists and Aamir Khan as the antagonist, "Haanikaarak Bapu" wittily summarises the training journey of the wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat under their staunch father and trainer, Mahavir Singh Phogat.
The song showcases the prolonged rigorous training sessions undergone by Geeta and Babita Phogat on the behest of their father Mahavir Singh Phogat, where they were seen working out hard and facing the wrath of their father, who is shown to be extremely strict with them in their training.
Geeta and Babita also lauded Aamir for his hard work and dedication and asserted that he has replicated Mahavir Singh perfectly on the silver screen.
‘Dangal’ will also feature newcomers Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra who portray adult Geeta and Babita.
Besides, it also stars Sakshi Tanwar as Aamir’s onscreen wife.
Jointly produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao & Siddharth Roy Kapur, ‘Dangal’ is helmed by Nitesh Tiwari will be hitting the screens on December 23 this year.
(With IANS inputs)