After auditioning over 70 actresses, Aamir Khan and the makers of Dangal have zeroed in on Sakshi Tanwar to play Aamir’s on-screen wife. Sakshi Tanwar is best known for playing the role of Parvati in the hit TV show, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. Sakshi’s part is interesting as well as challenging. Over 70 actresses were auditioned for the same role. Around 52 of them were from small towns across states like Haryana and Punjab.
A few actresses had television experience. But none of the auditioned actresses were known faces from Bollywood because the makers wanted an organic chemistry between Aamir and his on-screen wife.
“Aamir also enacted scenes with all the 70 actresses when they auditioned for the part. Generally, no big star would do that, but Aamir did it, since the idea was to gauge their body language, comfort level and look. After a lot of discussions and brainstorming sessions, the actor and the makers collectively took the call to cast Sakshi,” said an insider.
Dangal will mark Sakshi’s big-ticket foray into Bollywood and it will require the actress to undergo a lot of training. Sakshi has to undergo intense training sessions to get the diction (Haryanvi), and body language right before she starts shooting for the film.
She will also take cues from real-life Haryanvi couples, since the makers want a certain kind of comfort level between Aamir and her. They play the role of an aged couple. Aamir Khan’s Dangal will hit the big screen on Christmas 2016.