Aamir Khan attends wrestler Geeta Phogat’s wedding ceremony, says gift can be found in the film Dangal
Geeta Phogat, India’s champion female wrestler, tied the knot with wrestler Pawan Kumar in a ceremony on Sunday in Haryana. Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is portraying the role of Geeta’s father Mahavir Phogat in the upcoming movie “Dangal”, attended the ceremony.
Geeta got married in the traditional way at her ancestral village in Haryana. As reported in One India, Aamir, who was dressed in a white kurta-pyjama, black bundi, and red safa visited the wrestler’s house and wished her a blissful married life.
In his attire, Aamir looked his part as the “ladkiwala,” i.e. from the bride’s side. Sakshi Tanwar, the actress, Nitesh Tiwari, the director, and Sanya Malhotra accompanied Aamir as he showered the bride-to-be with gifts.
Aamir mentioned that he wanted to gift the wedding ensemble to Geeta. However, the customs and rituals were such that those should come from her maternal uncle’s side. He also said that the film “Dangal” was the ultimate gift for the new bride.
He said, "Yes, I was supposed to give it to her but I was told that it comes from her mama's side. But I have just given her a small token of love from the team of 'Dangal.' Hope she likes them. But the greatest gift to them is the film itself.
"It is a very joyous occasion for us. It is her wedding day. Our heartiest congratulations to her. We pray that the couple has a happy married life," Aamir added as he congratulated Geeta on the auspicious occasion.
Geeta, who is the face of Indian women’s wrestling, could not believe that the busy star had indeed come for the wedding. She said, "I can't believe that he came. It is my biggest gift."
Around 500 guests attended the ceremony at the Phogat residence. All of them came to wish Geeta and catch a glimpse of the silver-screen star. The guests welcomed Aamir with resounding applause. However, some of them lamented that the film was shot in Punjab although it is a story of Haryana.
Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who won the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics earlier this year also attended the ceremony and later wished Geeta on Twitter.
Geeta, herself, is a very successful wrestler. She won the gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and was the first Indian woman to qualify for the Olympics.