Aamir Khan terms Salman Khan's 'Rape' remark as unfortunate and insensitive during the unveiling of Dangal poster

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Dangal, Movie Poster, starring Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan's much awaited film Dangal is scheduled to release this Christmas. The movie's official poster has just been launched and it delivers a powerful message of gender equality, bearing the tagline: "Are our girls any less than the boys?"

Aamir Khan, who himself has been in the midst of the 'intolerance' controversy, finally broke his silence on the recent Salman Khan's statement on feeling like a raped woman at the press conference during the unveiling of the poster of Dangal. Aamir Khan said: "I feel what he said was unfortunate and insensitive". When asked about the similarities between Salman Khan's Sultan and his Dangal, Aamir retorted: "I haven't noticed similarities with Sultan. Only wrestling is common, exciting film and looks amazing. Hope it's a huge success." 

Later during the conference, Aamir summed up Dangal in the following words: "The whole thought of Dangal is that there should be a gender equality, fighting against all odds. It's a very inspiring story."

Dangal, produced by Disney Studio India, stars Aamir Khan as Wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat, both of whom went on to win medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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  1. Hmmm, ???.

    This review ISNT written by Murtaza, which I noticed only later shortly after beginning ot read the passage

    Except for the opening, I don't get the rest.

    I wrote my own article regarding it, but I was still a beginner and I definitely have almost absolute zero exp while writing that, therefore it is short, detached, and perhaps blank as me when I finished reading this here.

    This majestic film can be considered a triumph, and I think that there is a lot more to say about it. There's a man-cub here being raised by a wolf pack, and he must make his decision to either return to the man village, or stay in the jungle. But the latter decision will be countered by the wrath of the Bengal Tiger Shere Kahn.

    There is a lot of leafy greens here, and a newcomer boy in the center of all the CGI action.

    Animal themed films, Disney has released two this year. Zootopia, and this. And both featuring Idris Elba as the actor who provided the voice for a character in the film.

    I think I underestimated the film, and perhaps I'll have more to say after watching it on DVD. Till then, farewell.

  2. Yes, it's written by Anirban Lahiri who covers Hollywood for A Potpourri of Vestiges.

    P.S. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Chalo, somebody has the guts to say that BHAI was wrong. Respect to Aamir

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