With his 2008 action romance film Ghajini, actor Aamir Khan established two trends in the industry — innovative promotional campaigns and transformation of one’s body to fit into the skin of the character, quite literally
Now the makers of his next Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal have released a Fat to Fit video that traces Khan’s transformation from a stout 97 kg man to a fit man flaunting six packs. However, this time Aamir invested double the efforts for a film as his biopic on wrestler Mahavir Phogat travels from his younger days as a formidable wrestler to his older days as the aged father of two teenagers
But the levels of his perfection have reached newer heights. Recently it came to light that Kiran Rao got a taste of Aamir’s perfection in an unexpected way. She was making butter chicken for her husband. But Aamir kept on reading the recipe just like a movie script and gave so many suggestions that it took Kiran 5 days to make the butter chicken.
There is one thing common between all wrestling movies in India. Be it Sultan, be it Dangal, the protagonist uses the same mode of transport, i.e Bajaj scooters.
Salman was seen riding one and now even Aamir has taken forward the tradition. It is a fact that wrestlers still use this old mode of transport and they are comfortable in it. This has given an opportunity to pass on the blame for the poor condition of wrestling in India on to Bajaj which for a long time now has stopped the production of scooters.
Bajaj has welcomed the criticism and has drawn out a plan to revive the acceptable mode of transport in smaller cities. They even want to associate with Dangal for promotion purposes. Bajaj has promised that it will keep the scooters very cost effective so that all wrestlers can afford it and their commute between home and stadium will be comfortable.
Companies like Honda and TVS are also in talks to launch special edition vehicles designed for the wrestlers. Its good that movies like Sultan and Dangal are bringing us closer on our traditional sport like wrestling.