Aamir Khan’s blockbuster drama Dangal will be screened for MPs at Parliament on Thursday evening. It will be screened at Parliament’s Balyogi Auditorium after the session gets over.
Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has asked the MPs to be present for the screening of the film, meant to spread message of women empowerment. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the wrestling drama chronicles the life of coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, who defies odds and trains his two daughters Geeta and Babita who win medals for the country. The screening event is being organised by the Welfare Department of the Lok Sabha secretariat.
Dangal earned more than 500 crores at the box office, and also won the Filmfare Award for Best Film. The 52-year-old actor underwent a rigorous regime to prepare for the role as Mahavir Phogat. Aamir, who is known for speaking out on political issues, was at the forefront of the intolerance debate in 2015, when he claimed that his wife Kiran Rao suggested they move out of India in wake of intolerance. Later, he clarified that he did not meant that India was intolerant but a few people who were spreading hatred and needed to be brought to book.