Aamir Khan and Sakshi Tanwar pose for a photo during the screening of the film ‘Dangal’ in New Delhi, Dec. 27. (Kamal Singh/PTI)

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While “Dangal” earned Rs 29.78 crores in India on its opening day, Dec. 23, “Sultan” had grossed Rs. 36.54 crores on the first day on July 6.

Since its release, the total weekend collection of “Dangal” stood at Rs. 106.95 crore, including Rs. 1.07 crore from Tamil and Telugu (dubbed versions).

In “Dangal,” Aamir portrays real life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat whereas Salman had played a fictitious character in “Sultan.”

Aamir Khan with MNS president Raj Thackeray at the special screening of “Dangal” in Mumbai, Dec. 20. (Press Trust of India)

“Sultan” had reportedly collected Rs. 180 crores in the first weekend, and its total collection stands at Rs. 584.25 crores worldwide.

Helmed by Nitesh Tiwari, “Dangal” sees Phogat training his daughters Geeta and Babita to make it big in the field of wrestling.

The film has been made tax free in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Aamir Khan with wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat at the special screening of “Dangal” in Mumbai, Dec. 20. (Press Trust of India)

Aamir’s ‘Dangal’ Not to Release in Pakistan, Say Distributors

Aamir Khan’s film “Dangal” will not be released in Pakistan, contrary to some media reports which said that the movie will have a theatrical screening in the neighboring country.

Cinemas in Pakistan began screening Indian movies, over two months after film exhibitors and theatre owners suspended it amidst Indo-Pak tensions following the Uri terror attack and cross-border firing incidents.

The cinema owners across Pakistan have suffered about Rs. 150 million loss and some 100 employees lost their jobs since the non-screening of Indian movies, an official had earlier said.

There were reports that Aamir’s biographical sports-drama will also be released in Pakistan.

However, the spokesperson of the distributors of the film has issued a statement and confirmed that “Dangal” will not be releasing in Pakistan and “any news reports to the contrary are false.”

The film stars Aamir in the role of Phogat and also features Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra among others.