Sushant to learn boxing in Haryana for another sports-based biopic
The actor will travel to Bhiwani, Haryana in July to learn boxing for his new film, which is based on the life of India’s first Paralympics gold medallist, Murlikant Petkar.bollywood Updated: May 08, 2016 19:02 IST
Actors often go the extra mile to prepare for their films. And Sushant Singh Rajput is no exception. The actor is set to travel to Bhiwani, Haryana in July, to learn boxing for a biopic. The film is based on the life of India’s first Paralympics gold medallist, Murlikant Petkar.
Apparently, Sushant will undergo intense boxing training at the Bhiwani Boxing Club that has produced the likes of Vijender Singh, Hawa Singh and Akhil Kumar, among others.
A source close to the actor says, “Sushant will be seen boxing in a few sequences in the film. Hence, he has decided to be professionally trained, so that he doesn’t look uncomfortable while shooting for the scenes. He has already started working on his dates so that he can travel to Bhiwani.”
When contacted, the actor confirmed the news, and said, “This is a character whose life story is so compelling that it will inspire many others. Though the main preparations for the role will start next year, I have some time in July, so I want to utilise it.”
Sushant is currently shooting in Budapest, Hungary for his next, co-starring Kriti Sanon.
First Published: May 08, 2016 00:00 IST