Well-known Marathi actor Girish Pandurang Kulkarni is a National Award winning Indian film actor, writer, and producer. He has won the National Film Award for Best Actor, for the Marathi movie ‘ Deool”.
Girish Kulkarni states that he had a fantastic experience working with Aamir Khan in Dangal, and feels the superstar’s best quality is he acts without any pretence.
“Dangal” is a Hindi movie based on the life of ace wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and the journey of his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat.
The film stars Aamir in the role of Phogat and features Girish as the sports coach who trains his elder daughter, Geeta.
Girish has made a remarkable appearance in the movie. The National Award winning actor says that on sets, Aamir never brought his star presence. “It is the specialty of Aamir that he doesn’t pretend anything. There is a star aura always but then you have to face the camera and be yourself. He brings in his genuiness and integrity, which is a great quality of an actor.”
When he was approached for the role by casting director Mukesh Chabbra, the actor said he would do it only if the role is substantial enough. Girish, who has featured in several critically acclaimed Marathi films like Valu, Vihir and Deool, went and did a few test scenes which impressed both, Aamir and director, Nitesh Tiwari.
After this he was invited as Aamir wanted to do few scenes with him, since he was in Pune he could not make it but later went and did the scenes. They liked it and he was welcomed to be a part of ‘Dangal’.