Inspired by Dangal, South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook invites Phogat family over tea

Mahavir Phogat shot to fame after he trained his daughters to wrestle and represent India at the world stage.

author_img N.J. Pinto Published :  09th July 2018 04:03 PM   |   Published :   |  09th July 2018 04:03 PM
Mahavir Phogat Dangal Family Photo

Mahavir Phogat with his daughters

Ever since Bollywood film Dangal released, the Phogat family has been in the limelight more than ever before. However, two years after the movie was released, they still continue to rule hearts, even in South Korea. South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook has invited Mahavir Phogat and his daughters over tea in New Delhi, during her visit in India which commenced on Sunday. 

According to various media reports, Kim Jung-sook watched the film ahead of her visit to India with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and interacted with Indian students. However, the 2016 sports drama immediately moved her making her want to meet the Phogat family of wrestlers. Mahavir along with his daughters Geeta, Babita Kumari, Ritu and Sangita are quite excited about the meeting and happy that she has like the film.

Amateur wrestler and senior Olympics coach Mahavir has also said that he is happy that Dangal is helping strengthen relations between the two countries. Mahavir Phogat shot to fame after he trained his daughters to wrestle and represent India at the world stage. His daughters defied all odds to make it to the top of what is thought to be a male-dominated game, especially in a state like Haryana. 

Dangal is a film directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Aamir Khan and is loosely based on the life of Mahavir Phogat. The film stars Aamir Khan in the lead role as Mahavir, along with Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra and Sakshi Tanwar among others.  

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