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Aamir Khan's revelation about Dangal's editing explains the 'perfectionist' trait in him

In his recent teleconference with the media, Khan expressed gratitude and revealed a lot about the shooting process for Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal, including an interesting bit about the editing of the film. 

Shriram Iyengar

That Aamir Khan is a perfectionist is well known. With Dangal entering the history books as the highest earning Hindi film of all time, the actor's reputation continues to fly high. In a recent interaction with the media through an online video conference, the actor revealed that he was moved by the response to his film. However, it is his revelation about the film's shooting process that sheds light into the actor's perfectionist streak. 

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Speaking about the difficulty in maintaining continuity due to his weight gain, and later loss, for the film, Khan said, "We were editing the portions side by side. In fact, we cut an entire preview of the portions (from when I gained weight) to check if it is fitting in fine, or are we missing something. Nitesh sir and the team sat down to check if something was left out. If something had been left out, I could have shot for them immediately." 

Khan had reportedly insisted on shooting the portions of him as an overweight, retired wrestler first, to push himself to get into shape later. To do this, the actor put on a massive 27kg for his role. It remains one of the more gruelling roles for an actor who has constantly pushed the envelopes in terms of character creation. 

Khan added, "This is why we decided to cut the film at the same time as it was being shot. This allowed us the leeway of knowing if we need to shoot more portions or not. So, we had taken care of that." 

The actor is currently abroad handling work commitments and has thanked his fans and the media for the response to the film. 

As of today, Dangal has managed to earn Rs349.54 crores (approx) in its countrywide collections. It has already become one of the highest earning Indian films of all time. 

These kind of figures don't come easy, as Khan proves.