Aamir Khan visits Geeta Phogats residence on wedding day

first_imgBalali (Haryana), Nov 20 (PTI) Aamir Khan, who essays the role of Geeta Phogats father Mahavir Singh in upcoming “Dangal”, visited the wrestlers house here and wished her a happy married life.The face of womens wrestling in India, Geeta is all set to marry fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar tonight in a ceremony in Dadri.Aamir looked his part as the “ladkiwala” in his white kurta pajama, black bundi and red safa. He was accompanied by actress Sakshi Tanwar, director Nitesh Tiwari and Sanya Malhotra as he handed out gifts to the bride-to-be.Aamir said he wanted to gift Geeta the wedding ensemble but was told that according to rituals it is supposed to come from her maternal uncles side.”Yes, I was supposed to give it to her but I was told that it comes from her mamas side. But I have just given her a small token of love from the team of Dangal. Hope she likes them. But 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,” Aamir said.Geeta, who won Indias first ever gold in womens wrestling (in the 55 kg freestyle category) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, said, “I cant believe that he came. It is my biggest gift.”The Phogat residence was crammed with around 500 guests who came to wish Geeta as well as catch a glimpse of Aamir, who was welcomed with a resounding applause.advertisementSome even complained to the star, saying they are disappointed that the film, which is a story of Haryana, was shot in Punjab.”We shot in Punjab because of technical and creative requirements. But when you watch the film you will see that there is no difference, “Aamir said.Talking about the wrestling drama, Aamir said, “Mahavirs story is an inspiration to all. Thats 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.”While Nitesh added, “I wrote the story after Gretas win at CWG.”Aamir signed off with a dialogue from the film, “Mari choriya choro se kam hain Kay? (My daughters are no less than sons”)Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh are playing Aamirs on-screen daughters in “Dangal” while Sakshi plays his wife. The film releases on December 23. Aamir will be next seen in “Thugs of Hindustan” in which he co-stars with Amitabh Bachchan. PTI JCH BKlast_img