Not so long ago, we reported that Olympic bronze-medalist Vijender Singh had signed his first Bollywood film, Fugly, a thriller which is being directed by actor-turned-director Kabir Sadanand.
And now, we bring you exclusive pictures of him in his actor avatar. Vijender was in Leh and Ladakh, shooting at different locations like the Lamayuru monastery, Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill and Moon Land.
“Vijender didn’t show any signs of nervousness. He was a complete natural in front of the camera. Along with him, other actors including Mohit (Marwah; Anil Kapoor’s cousin), Kiara (Advani) and Arfi Lamba also shot for the film,” says an insider from the unit.
After coming back from the shoot, he told Hindustan Times: “For me, it was like a week of high-altitude training and only because of my stay there was I was able to get my weight under control before the weigh-in for the trial (for the world championships).”
Like Vijender, another newcomer Kiara — reported to be the niece of Salman Khan’s first girlfriend, Shaheen Jaffrey, also faced the camera for the first time. Apparently, Salman helped Kiara sign the film.
Boxer Vijender Singh talks during a felicitation ceremony organised by IABF in New Delhi. HT Photo/Virendra Singh Gosain