During an interaction with media, promising wrestler Ritu Phogat revealed that she was offered a role in the recently released Aamir Khan’s movie ‘Dangal’. The movie is based on Ritu Phogat’s father Mahavir Poghat’s life.
Though, the 21-year-old, Ritu Phogat who has recently won her second successive gold medal at the National Championships this year wanted to try her hand in acting but her father Mahavir Phogat didn’t allow her to be a part of the film.
Yes, it’s true that I was offered a role in ‘Dangal’ and I also wanted to try my hand at acting. But my father did not allow me to be a part of the film, Ritu told media during the logo launch of her Pro Wrestling League (PWL) franchise — Jaipur Ninjas.
She further explained the reason behind her father’s disagreement…
According to my father, I am just at the beginning of my career and he doesn’t want me to get distracted from my sport. Even I agree with his sentiments.
The PWL will soon be starting on January 2, 2017. Ritu Phogat has surpassed her elder siblings Geeta, and Babita Phogat to emerge as the most expensive Indian at Rs 36 lakh in the PWL auctions.