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Mohanlal was the second choice to play Mahavir in Dangal

Mohanlal was the second choice to play Mahavir in Dangal

Dangal, the movie based on the real life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babitha Kumari, is creating waves at the box office and Aamir Khan won a Filmfare Award for Best Actor for portraying the lead role in this movie. According to latest reports, Divya Rao, creative producer in UTV Motion Pictures admits that, Mollywood superstar Mohanlal and Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan were the next choices, if Aamir Khan had not the play the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal. Interestingly, Mohanlal was a professional wrestler in his real life and won the Kerala state wrestling championship in 1977-78.

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