It might come as a shocker to many when you learn that superstar Rajinikanth turned down an offer to associate with Aamir Khan, one of the finest actors of the country, on the latter's upcoming highly anticipated wrestling drama, Dangal.
The opportunity came in the form of a request by Aamir, who wanted Rajinikanth for his character in the Tamil version of Dangal.
"Aamir screened the film for Thalaivar recently and also requested if he could dub for his role in the Tamil version of the film. While Rajinikanth sir thoroughly enjoyed the film and was equally moved, he politely turned down the offer," an industry insider said.
Dangal, which is slated for a December 23 release, is the biographical drama about Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained his daughters - Geeta and Babita - in wrestling and eventually helped them shine at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Jointly produced by Aamir and Disney Pictures, the film has been in the making for nearly two years and it required Aamir to gain a lot of weight and subsequently shed it. One of the highlights of the film, apart from the fact that all the lead actors trained in wrestling for months, will be Aamir's stunning physical transformation.
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