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Superstar Aamir Khan’s Latest Sports Movie ‘Dangal’ beats Demonetisation, Generates Over Rs 29 crore on Day 1

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Dangal look, Aamir Khan. Twiiter

December 24, 2016: It seems like Christmas will once again be lucky for superstar Aamir Khan. His latest sports drama Dangal, which released two days before the festival, generated over Rs 29 crore on its opening day.

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According to the numbers shared by Disney India, which is backing the film, Dangal minted Rs 29.78 crore, including Rs 59 lakh from Tamil and Telugu, in India on Friday.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is based on the real life tale of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former national champion who, much to the disapproval of his wife and his whole village, trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to wrestle.

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There were doubts about the film’s box office performance getting affected by the Indian government’s demonetisation move. But it has started off on a strong note at the box office.

The film also made a good opening on BookMyShow as it contributed 33 per cent to the movie’s total Day One India box office collection, read a statement from the online entertainment ticketing platform.

The movie witnessed approximately 40 per cent more advance bookings on the platform for the opening week as compared to other blockbusters this year.

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In the last few years, Aamir’s films like PK, Dhoom: 3 and 3 Idiots — which released around Christmas — turned out to be blockbusters. And it looks like Dangal will be joining the list soon. (IANS)

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Aamir Khan Getting Back into Shape For His Next Movie

Aamir's last big screen appearance was in "Thugs Of Hindostan"

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Getting back into shape for my next film: Aamir Khan. Wikimedia Commons

Actor Aamir Khan, who keeps altering his looks according to what his films demand, says he is now on a strict diet to get in shape for a project.

Aamir interacted with the media at a Sunday brunch at Mia Cucina here.

Asked about how his usual Sunday brunch, he said: “Earlier, I used to do so many things but now I am on very strict diet for my new film. So, I have started getting back into shape.”

Superstar Amir Khan, Wikimedia

Refusing to disclose the name of the film for which he has started training, Aamir said: “I cannot tell you which one it is but it’s for my new film.”

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He was out for a brunch with his daughter Ira Khan.

Aamir’s last big screen appearance was in “Thugs Of Hindostan”. (IANS)