I hope this inspires many others - both men and women - to get into this sport and make a name for themselves, as well as motivates parents to believe in their daughters," commented Phogat.
"After seeing 'Haanikaarak Bapu', we literally relived our childhood," said Geeta and Babita Phogat.
We really enjoyed watching the song," they said and added, "Aamir Khan has put in a lot of hard work and has correctly replicated our father." 'Haanikaarak Bapu' is not only a humorous toast to relentless fathers, but is also an entertaining treat to movie buffs as it gives insights into the story line of sports biopic.
On a related note, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film is slated to release on December 23.
Geeta's father braved severe criticism as he made his teenaged daughters slug it out along with village boys in the dangal.
The siblings not only proved their family's unorthodox viewpoint, but created a sort of record by winning five gold medals for the country in international championships in 2009.
--By Amazon Customer on 4 January 2017 Saurabh Duggal is a special correspondent with Hindustan Times, Chandigarh. He covered the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2012 London Olympics for the newspaper, and has been selected for the prestigious Inclusive Media–UNDP Fellowship 2015 to study sports as a vehicle for social upliftment, economic change and women’s empowerment in rural Haryana.