Dangal (English: Wrestling) is an upcoming Indian biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It stars Aamir Khanportraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The former is India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg). “Dangal” is the Hindi term for “a wrestling competition”.
The music for Dangal is composed by Pritam, while lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Kripa Shankar Bishnoi, a coach with the Indian women’s wrestling team, has trained Aamir Khan and the entire crew for the wrestling sequences.
Dangal is scheduled to release on 23 December 2016.
- Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat
- Sakshi Tanwar as Shobha Kaur, wife of Mahavir Singh Phogat
- Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat
- Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat
- Zaira Wasim as child Geeta Phogat
- Suhani Bhatnagar as child Babita Kumari
- Ananya as Sarita, youngest daughter
- Vivan Bhatena
- Aparshakti Khurrana
- Girish Kulkarni