Uncle Mahavir Phogat was 10 times stricter than Aamir Khan in 'Dangal': Vinesh Phogat

Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 09:03 IST | PTI

Olympian Vinesh Phogat says, albeit in a lighter vein, that uncle Mahavir Singh Phogat was '10 times stricter' than the 'bapu hanikarak' Aamir Khan portrays in 'Dangal', a movie based on the life of the well-known coach and his proteges

New Delhi: Olympian Vinesh Phogat says, albeit in a lighter vein, that uncle Mahavir Singh Phogat was "10 times stricter" than the 'bapu hanikarak' Aamir Khan portrays in 'Dangal' , a movie based on the life of the well-known coach and his proteges. "He was 10 times more strict than what I have been told has been shown in the film. He was at a different level.

"And obviously, at the India camp, it is very different kind of training than what we learnt at home. Under tauji (uncle), it was exercise and strength training in the morning and mat training during evenings," she said.

A Commonwealth Games medallist, Vinesh is a bit amused to find the kind of frenzy that the Khan starrer 'Dangal' has created with more people now wanting to know about Mahavir Phogat and his wrestler daughters and niece.

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