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'Dangal' in Varanasi: Where Girls Take on Boys

May 28, 2018 04:28 PM IST India India

In Varanasi’s famous Sigra Stadium, girls and boys have been wrestling each other for nearly a decade. But it was not until Aamir Khan’s blockbuster ‘Dangal’, that the city broke its 450 year old tradition, permitted girls to practise and wrestle at its hallowed mud pit. Varanasi's former wrestling stars now dream of creating history, by having their own 'Phogat sisters'.

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