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Aamir Khan's "Dangal" will apparently be a songless film, barring a couple playing in the background. It is being said that the Nitesh Tiwari-directed film will have nothing more than a promotional number.

Toning down the shock a notch, sources have told DNA that Pritam has composed quite a few songs for the sports-drama film. However, they aren't very regular tracks and are mostly situational.

"Pritam has recorded a few songs for the film. Once the talkie portions get over, they will start shooting the songs. There are situational, background songs in the film. It was quite a challenge for the music director to compose the songs as the film is different from what he has done before," an insider told the daily.

Given that the Indian audience is used to a set kind of entertainment, will a film without full-fledged songs be embraced? Only time will tell.

Here's hoping that the film doesn't disappoint considering the amount of hard work that has gone into making it.

Aamir has gone to great lengths to play the senior Olympics wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat perfectly, and it's visible. He had put on a quite a few kilos to play the mature part, and now has a completely toned, ripped body.

Scheduled to arrive on Dec. 23, the biopic features Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra in key roles.


Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" suffered at the box office because it had basic elements of entertainment missing — glamour and songs. It was probably the superstar's only film that didn't have a proper number, except "Jabra Fan," which was used for promotional purposes.