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Dangal has collected Rs 741 cr to become the highest grossing Bollywood film, but how much moolah did the Phogat family get?
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's Dangal has virtually shattered every known record that existed in Bollywood prior to the film's release. Not only did it surpass Aamir's previous hit PK in box office collections but has also gone on to become the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time.

The 51-year old actor's movie Dangal opened to packed theatres and managed to earn Rs 300 crore within the first 17 days of its release. The film based on the real life story of Haryana-based wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, has so far ammassed collections of Rs 385.06 crore (Rs 539.08 crore gross) at the dometic box office. 

Reportedly, Dangal has also done well in overseas markets, earning over Rs 200 crore. The movie so far has total collections of around Rs 741.08 crore from the worldwide box office.

One would assume that Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters, on whose life the film is based upon would have got a decent share out of the moolah the movie earned, but that's clearly not the case, if a report published in the Hindustan Times is to be believed.

According to the news report, the makers of Dangal gave just a tiny fraction to the Phogat family for making a movie on their lives and also taking cinematic liberties with it. Phogat, the former wrestler-turned-coach received only around Rs 80 lakh. Although Phogat Senior wasn't too keen on talking about it, close friends and family members have said that he is satisfied.

Since the family is strictly vegetarian, they spent some amount in buying a few high-yeilding buffaloes. However, Phogat, who was conferred with the Dronacharya Award last year, has had to put his plans of setting up a wrestling academy in his native village Balali in Haryana on hold for the time being. He said, "We will talk to the government in this regard, let's see how things work out."

Although many argue that the amount is pre-decided even before the release of the film and is not driven or influenced by how much money the movie will end up making. But the stark question over here is, if there is a noble intention behind making such films, like drawing people's interest in sports, shouldn't the producers of such films donate some amount for building training institutes like the one Phogat wants to setup?

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