The renowned international wrestler Dalip Singh Rana a.k.a Khali is all set to step into bollywood with a film titled Kushti is directed by Rajeev Kumar. The film made under Venus Films will also have Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Nargis and Manoj Joshi, sharing screen space with Khali. Bollywood Hungama got up-close with the cast and crew of Kushti to find out what was it all about.
Shedding some light on the storyline Rajpal informs, "The story set in a village revolves around a postman played by me who is trying to get his gal (Nargis). Unfortunately, for him, her father is a wrestler and wants his daughter to marry one too, which happens to be Khali. Now in order to marry Nargis I have to fight Khali and defeat him."
With all praises for the gigantic wrestler, the director Rajeev Kumar says, "Khali is an extremely down to earth and professional guy. He gave his 100% to the film. Initially, I was quite apprehensive as to how will things shape up considering his huge body and attitude but he got into the skin of the character very easily that things eventually started falling in place."
Indeed yesterday (May 16) was a big day for Khali, mainly for two reasons, one being the announcement of his film Kushti and secondly for receiving an IFDB (International Federation Diploma in Body Building) award. Khali, very excited about his career in Bollywood says, "I had been flooded by many offers before but due to constant warnings about the corruption in bollywood I withheld myself from signing films." He goes on to add, "However, after meeting Rajeev Kumar and Rajpal Yadav, all my fears vanished and I had a wonderful time working with them. Kushti is a musical film and I hope my Indian audiences watch and at the same time like it."
Kushti is in its post-production period and is expected to release this year.