Yes, you heard it right! As per a report in Box Office Capsule director Ali Abbas Zafar revealed that when he wrote the first draft of the movie in 2012 it was titled ‘Dangal’. He also said that the first ten pages of ‘Sultan’ that he emailed to the producer Aditya Chopra were titled as ‘Dangal’.
Apart from both the films based on the sport of wrestling, their names were also co-incidentally same. The director even accepted that though ‘Sultan’ is a better title for the film as it is also the name of the main character, he found ‘Dangal’ a more apt title as it means wrestling competition.