Salman Khan’s wrestling connect

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Not many know that superstar Salman Khan, who is all set to portray a wrestler in the upcoming film “Sultan”, has a real life connection with wrestling.

Salman’s relatives, who live in Indore have practiced wrestling for generations. So when it came down to preparing for “Sultan”, his forthcoming wrestling film for Yash Raj Films, the “Dabangg” star’s uncle flew down from Indore to give him tips about the sport, said a source.

Salman enjoyed the discussion and is utilising these tips to master his wrestling skills for the film.

The “Wanted” star, who is excited about his upcoming film, has also distributed special customised hoodies as gifts to everyone on the film’s set.

“Sultan” is said to be based on the life of Sultan Ali Khan, a wrestler who is faced with problems in his professional and personal life. To play the role to the tee, Salman gained weight and underwent rigorous training.

The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial also stars Anushka Sharma as a wrestler. Produced by Aditya Chopra, “Sultan” is slated to release on Eid this year.


Grateful to Aanand L. Rai: ‘Nil Battey…’ director

Debutante director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, who is enjoying the success of “Nil Battey Sannata”, says she is grateful to the movie’s producer Aanand L. Rai for believing in the film.

“I’m grateful to Aanand L. Rai who strongly believed in the film and provided all the support the film needed,” Tiwari said in a statement.

The director says she is happy “that the audience accepted the film and efforts of the entire team whole-heartedly.”


Fan from Thailand surprises Madhuri Dixit

Actress Madhuri Dixit, who is currently co-judging the reality dance show “So You Think You Can Dance – Ab India Ki Baari”, was paid a surprise visit by a fan from Thailand.

“I am the biggest fan of Madhuri Dixit and have watched all her movies. I was in Mumbai for a week and when I got to know about her shooting here in Goregaon, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to meet her in person. I love all her dance performances especially ‘Ek do teen’,” the fan said in a statement.

The Thai fan received a warm hug and had her photograph taken with Madhuri.

“So You Think You Can Dance – Ab India Ki Baari”, which airs on &TV, is an Indian version of internationally acclaimed American reality format “So You Think You Can Dance”. It features Madhuri and choreographers Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis as judges.

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