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Dharmendra desires to uplift wrestling in Punjab

“I am not even aware about the rules of modern wrestling but want to change its scenario so that more and more players participate in wrestling and uplift the game. Moreover, everyone should love their motherland and should not forget their roots,” said veteran bollywood actor Dharmendra, known for portraying macho roles in movies. The actor feels that the traditional sport of wrestling has lost its gleam over the past few decades.

punjab Updated: Dec 13, 2015 20:13 IST
Sukhpreet Singh
Dharmender
Bollywood actor Dharmendra feels that the traditional sport of wrestling has lost its gleam over the past few decades.(HT Photo)

“I am not even aware about the rules of modern wrestling but want to change its scenario so that more and more players participate in wrestling and uplift the game. Moreover, everyone should love their motherland and should not forget their roots,” said veteran bollywood actor Dharmendra, known for portraying macho roles in movies. The actor feels that the traditional sport of wrestling has lost its gleam over the past few decades.

The Pro Wresting League, which kicked-off on Thursday held its matches at Ludhiana on Sunday. In an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times, Dharmendra assured that the stature of wrestling would be revived soon and that the level of excellence will be attained. He further added that Punjab should also excel in the sport like Haryana which does really well in wrestling at national and international platforms.

He advised that the youth to take up at least one game of fitness as a hobby or professionally. He also appreciated Aamir Khan for his upcoming film ‘Dangal’ which is based on wrestling.

Regarding politics, Dharmendra said, “I am a very emotional person and politics is not for emotional people, I want to do something for my motherland so that Punjab too can grow in sports.”