Superstar Aamir Khan visited the Balali village in Haryana recently to attend the wedding of Mahaveer Singh Phogat's daughter, Geeta. For the uninitiated, Geeta Phogat is a gold winning wrestling champion.
Aamir who plays Geeta's on-screen father in his next film,
Dangal took a few days off from his busy schedule to attend the
wrestler's wedding. Dressed in an Indian attire, Aamir greeted the
guests with folded hands and personally supervised the buying of
gifts for both the Phogats and the groom's family.
Aamir Khan At Geeta's Wedding
Sporting a red colour Haryanvi turban and a half jacket, Aamir,
who is playing the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, the father of
medal-winning athletes Geeta and her sister Babita, in his next
film Dangal, clicked at the wedding.
Geeta Weds Pawan Kumar
The face of women's wrestling in India, Geeta Phogat married
fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar in Haryana. Aamir Khan attended the
wedding with actress Sakshi Tanwar, director Nitesh Tiwari and
The Greatest Wedding Gift To Them Is Dangal: Aamir Khan
At the wedding, Aamir Khan said, ''The greatest gift to them is
the film itself. It is a very joyous occasion for us. It is her
wedding day. Our heartiest congratulations to her. We pray that the
couple have a happy married life.''
I Can't Believe Aamir Khan Came: Geeta
Geeta, who won India's first ever gold in women's wrestling at
the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, said, "I can't believe that
he came. It is my biggest gift."
Mahavir's Story Is An Inspiration To All: Aamir Khan
"Mahavir's story is an inspiration to all. That's why Nitesh
wrote this story. Wrestling is the oldest sport. I watch wrestling
on TV and I wish I could also join them in the fights," Aamir said
at the wedding.
Aamir At The Phogat Residence
The Phogat residence was crammed with around 500 guests who came
to congratulate Geeta Phogat and to catch a glimpse of Aamir
The actor told the reporters present at the wedding that he
wanted to gift Geeta her bridal dress, but that is traditionally
done by the bride's maternal uncle. Hence, he stuck to a fruit box.
Aamir also added that his gift to the Phogat family is his film
When asked if he had presented the bride her wedding lehenga,
the actor reportedly said, "I was about to bring one for her but I
later got to know that her mama (maternal uncle) is supposed to get
it. But my film Dangal is my gift to her and I wish her all the
best in life."
Aamir Khan's Dangal is all set to hit the theatres on December 23. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film tells the story of Mahavir Phogat who teaches wrestling to his two daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. The film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra.