Aamir says I don't fit into a mother's role: Mallika Sherawat

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Aamir says I dont fit into a mothers role: Mallika Sherawat
Indian actress Mallika Sherawat poses as she arrives for the screening of the film "Macbeth" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 23, 2015. AFP

Mallika Sherawat says she is too young to act in Aamir Khan's Dangal


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Published: Sun 27 Sep 2015, 1:50 PM

Last updated: Mon 28 Sep 2015, 2:03 AM

Mallika Sherawat says she had auditioned for Aamir Khan starrer Dangal but did not get the role as he did not think the Haryanvi diva looked old enough to play mother to four teenaged girls.
"I had auditioned for the role of Aamir's wife in Dangal. Aamir Khan and the film unit loved my auditions. But as my role would be a mother of four grown-up girls, Aamir felt that regardless of whatever could be done, I might not look old enough to play a mother to four teenage daughters. That is the only reason why I did not get cast in the film," said Mallika, who was spotted performing Ganesh aarti at Ranjit studios in Mumbai.
The role later went to Sakshi Tanwar, who shot to fame with Balaji soap Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is a biographical sports drama, starring Aamir in the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat along with Sakshi, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Rajkummar Rao. The music is by Pritam while lyrics are by Amitabh Bhattacharya. It is scheduled to release on December 23, 2016.
Known for her films like Khwahish and Murder, Mallika also acted in romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006), opposite Rahul Bose which won her much critical acclaim.

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