Sangram Singh rejects role in Aamir Khan's 'Dangal'

Updated: Dec 07, 2015, 16:09 IST | PTI

Wrestler-turned-actor Sangram Singh has turned down a role in Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's next film 'Dangal'

Wrestler-turned-actor Sangram Singh has turned down a role in Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's next film 'Dangal'.

'Dangal' is based on the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh and his famous daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat.

Sangram Singh rejects role in Aamir Khan's 'Dangal'
Sangram Singh. Picture courtesy: Sangram Singh's Twitter account

"I was offered the film, the role was small. Also my character in the film had to lose a fight to Aamir which I felt was incorrect. I am a wrestler.. I feel I should promote positive things. I don't want to disappoint people," Sangram told PTI.

In 'Dangal', Aamir plays a wrestler and Sangram is all praise for the perfectionist.

"He is a brilliant actor... he is very focused and dedicated. He is excellent in whatever he does. He is a huge star and he playing a wrestler will surely spread positivity about the game," he added.

Currently, Aamir is busy shooting for the film which is slated to release next year.

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