Time for sports: Kangana Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu 2

  • Jigar Shah, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2014 13:21 IST

Playing a sportsperson on screen seems to have become a new trend in Bollywood. Kangana Ranaut is the latest actor to join the bandwagon. However, unlike Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra — who played real-life characters Milkha Singh and Mary Kom in their respective biopics — Kangana will play a fictional athlete in her next.

The actor will play a triple jumper in Aanand L Rai’s next -- a sequel to

Tanu Weds Manu

. The sport falls under the track and field category.

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Apart from her regular physical trainer, Aakash Kuchekar, who will be travelling with her for the shoots, the actor will be joined by Suneeta Dubey — a triple jumper — who will help her train for the part.

Shooting for the film has begun in Lucknow, but the portions where she is shown playing the sport are likely to be filmed in Chandigarh. Kangana will practise during these schedules. Kuchekar and Dubey will work in tandem to get Kangana in shape. They will focus on her core muscles and legs, which require maximum attention for such a sport.

Rai confirms, "Yes, Kangana will be training to perform triple jumps as she essays the role of a Haryanvi athlete in the film."

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