One never knows how a bout is going to pan out and even in last 2-3 seconds things can change. "Yes, we have been busy with the interviews and all the promotion of the movie but still we make sure to train at least once everyday. We cannot ignore our wrestling as whatever we are today is because of that.
We have to give time to training no matter what," Babita, who is also a part of the UP Dangal team, said.
Bollywood’s increasing love for sporting subjects has now brought women’s wrestling under the spotlight and more importantly, how a family in Haryana grappled with social issues to produce a slew of champions.
Amir Khan’s latest movie, Dangal, is based on the life of one of India’s finest woman wrestler, Geeta Phogat.
In Haryana, where every mother probably wants to give birth to a son, the story of Geeta Phogat and her father, Mahavir Singh Phogat, is truly amazing.
Geeta Phogat Medal Record2009 - Gold (55 kg) - Commonwealth Wrestling Championship2010 - Gold (55 kg) - Delhi Commonwealth Games When Geeta and her sisters began training, they were ridiculed by the community as her home state of Haryana is notorious for its gender bias and sex-selective abortion.
Geeta and her sisters were brought up as boys with her father disapproving of long hair or feminine clothes.
A government-run magazine is promoting ghoonghat, or veil, for its women sparking a controversy in a state that had among the worst sex ratio in the country in last decadal census.
In 2015, the Manohar Lal Khattar government had vowed to improve the plight of its women and launched the Beti Padhao campaign to educate the girl child.