Sultan, the upcoming sports drama film which brings spotlight back on Biopic of sports personalities has created a lot of buzz amongst the masses. The role emphasizes the struggles of a small town Haryana wrestler who achieves amazing feats in the sphere of wrestling worldwide.
Sultan Ali Khan is a fictional character and Bollywood superstar Salman ‘Dabbang’ Khan is all set to do justice to the role. The actor has undergone intensive training as a preparation for this role and has even tried Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Highly reputed Hollywood fight choreographer Larnell Stovall trained Salman Khan in various tactics of wrestling. MMA fighter Tyron Woodley plays the role of a fighter in the Sultan movie along with Khan.
Other memorable roles constitute those of Anushka Sharma and Randeep Hooda. Whereas Anushkha Sharma fulfils the role of the female lead opposite Khan, Randeep Hooda has been signed to portray the role of Khan’s wrestling coach. Further, Amit Sadh plays the role of Sultan’s younger brother in the movie.
Anushka has also portrayed the role of a female wrestler and undertook extensive training for attaining perfection. Salman on the other hand has undergone total transformation in order to achieve the perfect Haryanvi look and emerge as the amazing Sultan Ali Khan wrestler. He is sporting a shaved head, handlebar moustache and has put on a few kilos to sport the perfect wrestler look.
The Sultan Ali Khan story depicts the struggles of the small town boy, Sultan who rose to global prominence after winning fights at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the 2011 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Istanbul and the 2012 London Olympics.
Since being posted on Youtube, the trailer of the movie has surpassed 5.7 million views. Bollywood has of late made many Biopics on the lives of sportspersons such as Milkha Singh with ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, Paan Singh Tomar and Mary Kom with ‘Mary Kom’. The sudden interest in sportspersons has led to a lot of research being conducted by writers and directors for movie locales, true life story of sports icons and other factors.
Indian sportsmen are nowadays performing well in various international competitions. Whereas earlier only cricket hogged the limelight, different sports are now putting forth their cases through excellent performances. The London Olympics and recent Asian and Commonwealth games witnessed brilliant results from our sports fraternity.
The film industry has also jumped in the foray to boost the sporting culture of the country. Sultan movie is just another chance where the whole country aspires to witness how Salman brings the enthusiasm and energy of a wrestler on screen.