Haryana's famous wrestler family, the Phogats, on whose story Aamir Khan starrer Bollywood film 'Dangal' is based, have been invited for a meeting in New Delhi with South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook, who had watched the movie back home with a group of Indian students.
The Phogat family says they are excited and looking forward to the meeting.
"It is a great honour to have been invited over a cup of tea with the her. We were told that the first lady was quite appreciative of the movie, which has touched her deeply," wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat told PTI over phone.
"After watching the film with Indian students, she liked it and expressed keenness to meet us. We were contacted by the Korean Embassy officials and now all of us are planning to meet her," said Geeta Phogat's cousin Rahul Phogat said.
Mahavir Phogat said it gave him immense joy "that the film is also becoming a medium to further strengthen relations between the two countries".
Despite all odds, Mahavir Singh Phogat, who hails from Balali village in Bhiwani district, trained his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
He overcame odds to train his daughters in wrestling, a game commonly perceived as a male sport, especially in a state like Haryana.
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