Superstar Aamir Khan, whose all set to portray Mahavir Singh Phogat in “Dangal” says the purpose to make the film is not to promote himself or the sports personality, but to make a “good film”.
Asked his opinion on Bollywood personalities overshadowing sportsmen, on whom movies are based on, Aamir told reporters here: “My purpose to make this film was not to promote myself or a sports personality. When I am making a film it’s because I love the story. It is because I am creatively excited about the film.
“And that is something I want to share it with audience.”
The 51-year-old star says his “primary job is neither to promote myself and not to promote a sports person…That isn’t my primary responsibility.
“My primary responsibility is to make a good film. That’s what I concentrate on.”
Aamir, who has previously worked in hits like “PK”, “3 Idiots” and “Ghajini”, says before making the Nitesh Tiwari’s directorial, he knew about the Phogat family.
“I knew about the Phogat family. I think the biggest way we could promote the Phogat sisters and Mahavir was by making a film on them. And that is what we have done,” he said.
The actor hopes that after watching the film, which is slated to release on December 23, people appreciate them even more.
“So after watching the film, hopefully people will appreciate them more perhaps. They will appreciate what the family has been through, the struggles, the achievements and the resilience that they have shown,” he added.