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Vijender Singh: 'I don't care about controversies'

Vijender Singh

New Delhi, Feb. 11 -- Boxer-turned-actor Vijender Singh, who soon makes his debut in the film industry with the Akshay Kumar production, Fugly, was in the Capital recently as the chief guest of Shri Ram College of Commerce's sports fest.

The 28-year-old pugilist was sporting enough to be a part of the inaugural ceremony, where he had to score a basket in order to declare the fest open. After not being successful in the fourth attempt, Vijender said, "Main boxing main hi theek hun." (I am good at boxing only).

However, he proved his mettle in the very next shot when he scored a three-pointer. The Olympic bronze medallist also proved how mentally strong he is, in a candid chat about the drug controversy that cropped up last year.

Asked how he dealt with that phase of his life, he said, "Life is not easy. Bade bade stars ke saath badi controversy ho jaati hai. (Big stars, too, end up in a controversy). Ups and downs are a part of life. I never think about the past; what has happened has happened. Thankfully, it all got resolved. I believe in God, and whatever he does is for the best," Vijender said.    

Asked if it affects him that his image got tainted after the controversy broke out, he said unperturbed, "Critics of my sport, or people who talk about these controversies or why I am acting and all, jo bhi bolte hain, unhe bolne do. Logon ka kaam hai bolna (let people say whatever they want to say, it's their tendency to interfere in matters like these)... I don't care."