Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has praised Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s sports drama film Dangal and called the actor the “new Raj Kapoor”.
Dangal, now playing in UAE cinemas, tells the real-life story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestling national champion who, much to the disapproval of his wife and his whole village, trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to wrestle.
“Aamir Khan, saw Dangal. For me you are the new Raj Kapoor — actor, director, producer, showman of our times. Absolutely wonderful. God bless you,” tweeted Kapoor.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal crossed the Rs2 billion (Dh107.9 million) mark, eight days after its release