Aamir Khan’s Dangal is a 100% box-office success. The wrestling drama became the highest-grossing film in the history of Indian cinema on January 9, 2017, overtaking PK, and was recently awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Film of 2016. In the fifth week of its run in the theater, the film has still managed to collect ₹8.95 cr, taking the total collections over ₹384 cr!
The Aamir Khan starer film was based on the real life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and the struggles he had to face to train his daughters to bring gold for the country in wrestling.
And you’d assumed if the film is such a huge hit, Mr. Phogat too would have received a handsome amount as rights for his biography, right?
According to a report published in Hindustan Times yesterday, the Phogat family has only received ₹ 80 lakh for sharing their real-life story with the makers of the film and also allowing them to tweak it in the name of cinematic liberty.