After an appearance on the reality show, Bigg Boss and a cameo in last year’s Bollywood film Ramaa: The Saviour, The Great Khali is now gearing up to star in his first Bhojpuri film.
The WWE wrestler confirms that he’s been approached by actor-director-producer Manoj Tiwari for a role in his next film. He says, “I met Manoj recently. He discussed a film with me in detail, and I liked the idea. I’m definitely doing the film, but my part hasn’t been finalised as yet. He is still working on the script, so I will have a better idea when it’s completed, but I’ll be happy with whatever part I’m offered.”
Khali has an upcoming French release too, but apart from that film, he insists he’s only focusing on wrestling: “After Bigg Boss, I received a lot of offers for TV shows too, but I couldn’t take up most of them as my WWE contract prevented me from doing so. In any case, right now I only want to focus on wrestling.”
The heavyweight wrestler, born in Punjab as Dalip Singh Rana, is in the city to launch Topps Slam Attax — a WWE trading card game. “I hope kids enjoy it. We never had such games while growing up. Even cable TV was barely around. I used to play
in my village,” he smiles.
He was also rumoured to be starting a chain of wrestling schools across the country, but Khali denies it vehemently: “I have no such plans as of now. Maybe once I quit, I will think about it. But right now, I’m not clear on that front.”