Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 17:02 IST

Dangal clocks 7 years of release, Fatima Sana Shaikh expresses ‘gratitude’

Dangal was released 7 years ago today. The Aamir Khan film marked the debut of Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra and was released in 2016.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
Dangal | Image:IMDb

Fatima Sana Shaikh made her debut in the Hindi film industry with the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal. The film released today, seven years ago and broke several box office records upon release. As the sports drama clocks seven years of release, the lead actress Fatima expressed her gratitude for being a part of the film.

Fatima Sana Shaikh reflects on her debut in Dangal 

Actress Fatima Sana Shaikh, who made her debut with the sports drama film Dangal, is celebrating seven years of its release on Saturday. The film, which featured Fatima in the role of wrestler Geeta Phogat is a biopic based on Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita.

Dangal official poster | Image: IMDb

The film wasn't just a cinematic treat but it was a cultural phenomenon, with Fatima's portrayal of the real-life wrestling champion earning her accolades and adoration in equal measure. Reflecting on her journey, Fatima said: "It’s been seven years since Dangal, a film that marked my debut in cinema and gave me happy tears, joy, and timeless memories. From ‘Dangal’ to Dhak Dhak my film career has been a roller coaster ride of emotions with happiness, tears, joys and sorrows.”


Fatima Sana Shaikh says Geeta Phogal holds a special place in her heart 

Fatima rose to fame after her portrayal of wrestler Geeta Phogat in Dangal. The actress shared, “Geeta Phogat will always hold a special place in my heart and I’m grateful for all the love this character has received. Here’s to seven years of stepping into her shoes, to the Dangal family that made it possible and to the magic of this amazing film.” 

Fatima Sana Shaikh in Dangal | Image: IMDb


Fatima Sana Shaikh was most recently seen in Sam Bahadur. The actress essayed the role of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the war biopic. The film was headlined by Vicky Kaushal and has amassed a total of nearly ₹100 crore at the box office. 
(With inputs from IANS)


Published December 23rd, 2023 at 17:02 IST

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