Aamir Khan’s on Dangal: “I did approach Rajinikanth and he loved the film”
Aamir Khan’s much anticipated wrestling drama Dangal is just days away, and not only for Bollywood aficionados. Now, fans down South will also enjoy Aamir’s Dangal, for the movie will also be released in Tamil and Telugu. We are sure it would have been a lot more exciting with Rajinikanth voicing Aamir Khan’s character in the Southern versions but unfortunately that is a lost idea now. In a recent interview with Indian Express, the 51-year-old actor admitted having approached the Southern megastar for dubbing. After a detailed discussion, both Aamir and Rajinikanth decided otherwise. But what happened? Hear from Aamir himself.
Aamir also said Rajinikanth encouraged Team Dangal ahead of its release and that the Thalaivar “loved” it. “Dangal is being dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. I did approach Rajini sir and he loved the film. After discussing with him both he and I felt that his voice is too recognisable. He is so popular that his voice won’t suit my face. We both felt that. But he loved the film. He was very encouraging,” Aamir told Indian Express.
Earlier this month, a source close to Rajinikanth told: “Aamir had screened the film for Rajinikanth sir and also requested him to dub for his character for the Tamil version of Dangal. Although moved by the film, Rajini sir politely turned down the offer.”
Like most of his colleagues from Bollywood, Aamir admitted being a huge Rajinikanth fan and declared: “I would love to work with him. I am a big fan,” Aamir said.
The PK actor is an ardent follower of Rajinikanth’s films and hoped to see the megastar make a comeback in Bollywood soon. “Whatever movie Rajini sir does, we do watch it be it Tamil or otherwise. Robot 2 is coming now which will be dubbed in Hindi I believe. I hope he returns to Hindi cinema one day,” Aamir said Rajiniakanth and Aamir Khan co-starred in 1995’s Aatank Hi Aatank, a film inspired by The Godfather.