Anushka Sharma has taken on the physically demanding challenge of learning wrestling for her forthcoming film Sultan with gusto. The lissome leading lady, known for her fitness levels, has mastered wrestling for over 6 weeks, before beginning to shoot for Sultan.
Given that the film stars Salman Khan, who has also been undergoing rigorous training to learn wrestling, Anushka made it a point to train and prepare for 6 weeks before shooting for the film. She regularly practiced for long periods of time and tenaciously followed a fitness regimen to live the part of a wrestler to her best abilities.
In fact, the film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar complimented Anushka’s efforts when he said,
“Anushka’s dedicated 6 weeks wrestling program has drastically changed her body language and has also transformed her body into a very authentic looking wrestler.”
Anushka’s wrestling trainer Jagdish Kaliraman couldn’t stop praising her,
“Anushka ma’am is very hardworking and she has a lot of will power. Wrestling is a very tough game but inspite of it being so tough she is very confident and always wants to be the best at it. She observes every move that we show her very carefully and after showing her maximum two times she exactly knows what to do. She is such a big superstar but she is so humble, down to earth and extremely sincere towards learning the art form of wrestling. She gave her 100% for the training and was always up for learning more.”
This isn’t the first time Anushka has pushed herself to fit into a character. To prepare for most roles, including that of jazz singer Rosie Noronha in Bombay Velvet and Mira in NH 10, Anushka participates in workshops and conducts extensive preparations to best play a character.
Sultan, starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma, will release on July 8, 2016.