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  • Joyshree Arora as Kabir's mother [19] Emily White as the Australian Field Hockey Goalie Development[ edit ] A brief article about the victorious women's team at the Commonwealth Games inspired screenwriter Jaideep Sahni to create a film about the Indian women's hockey team[20] and he modeled Kabir Khan on hockey coach Maharaj Krishan Kaushik.

    This movie is not a documentary of Mir Ranjan Negi's life. It is in fact the story of a team that becomes a winning lot from a bunch of hopeless girls". It is very unfortunate that something, which is about women athletes, has just started becoming about Negi.

    It implies the will to get up and get on with it. I shared the idea with Aditya Chopra. He liked it and said stop everything else and concentrate on it. I started my research by spending time with hockey players There are many cases, like in Colombia, football players are killed for not performing well for the club.

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    In fact, his name was suggested by M. On day one, when Negi read the script, he cried and it was then that we came to know about his story. I used to play the game during college. In fact, I was quite a good hockey player. So the role was a lot like going back to my past. Amin described the process as "very, very difficult" and "very strenuous because the requirement was they had to play — and act".

    A four-month training camp was held where the girls learned the rules of the game, took acting lessons and followed a strict diet; safety precautions were also taken.

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    You have to know how to hold the stick, how to manoeuvre it, so it doesn't look fake on screen For those who were originally players, we had to make sure they were able to act as well. The dialogue was weighty; it isn't frivolous. It has to be delivered with a certain tone, in a certain manner".

    The actors, including Khan and the rest of the supporting cast, participated in a number of rehearsals and script readings before principal photography began.

    In an interview, he later said that he "taught him Sahni everything about the game, starting from how the camp is conducted, how the girls come from different backgrounds and cultures, the psychological factors involved.

    Also how the coach faces pressure to select girls from different states and teams". Waking up at 4, traveling from Kandivili to Churchgate.

    We would retire around 11 in the night. But we were on a mission They couldn't run; couldn't hold the hockey sticks.

    The Greatest Showman vs. the True Story of P.T. Barnum

    I ensured none of them [would have to] cut their nails or eyebrows as the players do. The girls have worked very hard. Is Zac Efron's character, Phillip Carlyle, based on a real person?

    Phillip was created in part for the film's fictional interracial love story between himself and trapeze artist Anne Wheeler Zendaya. Phillip Carlyle and Anne Wheeler never existed in real life. Is Zendaya's character, trapeze artist Anne Wheeler, based on a real person? As we investigated to answer the question, "How accurate is The Greatest Showman? In the movie, Phillip is beaten up by thugs who take issue with his interracial relationship with Anne.

    Barnum's Own Story is an autobiography that combines the best parts of all the autobiographies he wrote. Barnum nearly broke before he opened his museum? This is somewhat true. However, he hadn't been laid off from a desk job.

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    After lotteries were banned in Connecticut, P. Barnum sold his general store since the statewide lottery network had been his main source of income. He moved to New York City and began working as a showman, starting a variety troupe.

    Inhis variety troupe, Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater, had a year of mixed success. Then came the U. He found success again after purchasing and reinventing Scudder's American Museum, which he renamed Barnum's American Museum.

    Were there really protests over P. This is likely true. Many in the public had long considered theaters dens of sin, and the oddities and performances on display in P. Barnum's museum fueled their outrage. Over the years, Barnum tried to change that perception, but when his American Museum burned down inthere were those who mourned its passing and still those who celebrated that it was gone.

    Barnum almost have a love affair with Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind?

    In the movie, P. Barnum Hugh Jackman initially becomes infatuated with Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind Rebecca Fergusonwho quits the tour in a huff after he rejects her advances. This is complete fiction, as there is no evidence that the two ever had a romantic relationship.

    The movie does a disservice to Lind by painting her as the jilted lover. In real life, the only reason she agreed to the American tour was because P. Barnum promised her a great deal of money. However, she didn't keep a dime of it and had never planned to. While fact-checking The Greatest Showman, we discovered that the real reason Jenny Lind also known as the "Swedish Nightingale" quit the tour was because she was uncomfortable with Barnum's relentless marketing of her.

    After 93 concerts, they broke ties and she completed the tour under new management.

    Inshe married Otto Goldschmidt, a German conductor, composer, and pianist. The real Jenny Lind right never had a love affair with P. Barnum bring the dwarf Charles Stratton into the circus when Stratton was years-old? Barnum when he was only 4-years-old, not 22 like in the movie.

    In real life, Stratton and Barnum were actually distant cousins. As seen to some degree in the film, Stratton's performances helped to change the public's perception of freak shows, which had been thought of as unpleasant and disreputable. The real Tom Thumb right was a young child when Barnum center brought him into the circus. Barnum's museum really burn down? The Greatest Showman true story confirms that Barnum's American Museum burned to the ground in a fire on July 13, The origin of the fire was never discovered.

    However, his addition of pro-Unionist lectures, exhibits and dramas had incited a Confederate arsonist to start a fire there the year prior.