6 Factual Mistakes In Aamir Khan’s Blockbuster Film ‘Dangal’

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Superstar Aamir Khan’s latest release “Dangal”, tells the remarkable story of an ace wrestler, Mahavir Singh Phogat, who fought against all odds to mould his daughters into wrestling champions.

However, while the core of the movie’s story holds true to the real life events of Mahavir Singh Phogat, director Nitesh Tiwari allowed himself a few cinematic liberties. Here are a few facts shown in “Dangal” that differ from what happened in the real life of the Phogats. Take a look here:

1.Was Mahavir Singh Phogat really disappointed at getting daughters?

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Reel Story: In the movie, Mahavir Singh Phogat desperately wants a boy child but get disappointed when his wife Daya Kaur gave birth to girl. He and his wife try four times to give birth to a boy, but instead give birth to four girls.

Real Story: In Mahavir Singh Phogat’s biography, ‘Akhada’ it is said that in reality, it was the girls’ mother who was quite disappointed as she was the one who wished for a boy.  It was not Mahavir but his wife, Daya Kaur, who was hoping that their first child would be a boy. Her disappointment showed clearly on her face.


2Geeta Phogat’s short hair during COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010

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Reel Story: In the film during commonwealth games 2010 Geeta ( Fatima Sana Shaikh) was seen in short hair.

Real Story: In realty she was not in short hair during final match of CWG 2010.



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