Aamir Khan's Dangal might be winning hearts globally but there's someone who is rather displeased by the film. It's none other than the real Geeta Phogat's coach, PR Sondhi. Sondhi, who was one of the five coaches of India's women wrestling team during Commonwealth games 2010, has stated that he might take some legal actions against the makers of the film for fictionalising his character and putting him in bad light. (ALSO READ - Dangal: This video of Aamir Khan training for wrestling scenes will make you want to watch the film again)
In an interview with Sportskeeda, the coach stated, "It made it spicy but didn’t really convey anything of what actually happened. Everything was amicable, but distorting of facts just hurts my reputation. (My work was) something which saw me become national wrestling coach. I will watch the film and take a call whether to take some serious legal action." The character of Sondhi in the film is portrayed by a character called PR Kadam. For those who have watched Dangal, you'll know how the coach is the bad guy in the film, especially for Mahavir and Geeta Phogat. However, Sondhi has claimed that Mahavir Phogat never intervened during the training sessions and that the last scene of the film was completely untrue.
The last scene where Mahavir is locked in a room resulting in him missing the finals of CWG is completely false. Aamir Khan even met with the real coach, regarding the film but never uttered about this particular scene. "For the past two decades, I have been in the national set-up, working with the Government of India and Wrestling Federation of India. I met Aamir Khan in Ludhiana regarding the film, and he didn’t discuss the final sequence at all. If inputs were taken from me, then why create such fictional events about me? Mahavir never interfered with the coach’s work during tournaments," further added the coach.
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While he hasn't decided whether he would sue the makers of the film yet but we wonder what might happen next. What do you think, BollywoodLifers? Having won so many hearts, would Dangal have to undergo a legal trouble? Tell us in the comments section below. Stay tuned to this space for hot scoop and latest updates.
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