Whenever our filmmakers have portrayed real life stories on celluloid, they have received appreciation, but have also faced severe backlash from certain orthodox sects of society. Now, the blockbuster wrestling biopic ‘Dangal‘ starring Aamir Khan in the lead, has been facing issues as the real coach of wrestler Geeta Phogat is not happy with his negative portrayal in the movie. In fact, there were reports of coach PR Sondhi taking legal action against the makers of ‘Dangal’.
But, there’s some respite for the makers as the coach has stated that he doesn’t intend to take any legal action against the makers. Speaking to a sports website, Mr Sondhi said, “It made it spicy but didn’t really convey anything of what actually happened. Everything was amicable, but distorting of facts just hurts my reputation. (My work was) something which saw me become national wrestling coach. I will watch the film and take a call whether to take some serious legal action. For the past two decades, I have been in the national set-up, working with the Government of India and Wrestling Federation of India. I met Aamir Khan in Ludhiana regarding the film, and he didn’t discuss the final sequence at all. If inputs were taken from me, then why create such fictional events about me? Mahavir never interfered with the coach’s work during tournaments.”
So, the makers of ‘Dangal’ and Aamir Khan can heave a sigh of relief for now. Let’s see what Aamir has to say on this.
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