Sony MAX to premieres the story of Sultan from ‘Desi Pehalwan’ to ‘World Wrestling Champion’

Sony MAX, Hindi movie channel brings the story of Sultan Ali Khan, a man with no ambitions until he falls for a local wrestler, Arfa with the World Television Premiere of the romantic action drama Sultan on Saturday, 15th October at 8pm.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar with Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles and Randeep Hooda in a guest appearance, Sultan is the story of a wrestler’s journey from being a childlike, underdog Jat to becoming the world champion because of the grit, sweat and love. The film beautifully captures the glory and grandeur of wrestling as a sport with larger than life performances by Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma.

Ali Abbas Zafar, Director says, “I have always been a fan of sports. As a director you always have your favorite genres. So sports drama was one of my favorite genres. The idea was to tell a personal journey of a sportsperson and how the sport that he plays is the metaphor in his life. But in the end it is a hopeful story which says that no matter what happens, no matter how many times life pulls you down you need to get up, you need to fight back and you need to rise.”

Salman Khan, Actor adds, “We have done so many Hindi filmy fights and that’s what we are used to. So to break away from that and fight like a real professional I had to train for boxing. I have learnt these four-five special kicks. The difficult part was also the wrestling bits. The blows were all aimed very low and that was kind of tough for me.”

Anushka Sharma, Actor comments, “I wouldn’t have had apprehensions but I did because I had very little time to prep for the role. It wasn’t like a regular character that I just had to do a costume trial and hair and make-up trial and walk on set and learn my dialogues. It required me to change myself physically. I had to learn an entirely new thing, which is wrestling.  I was a bit nervous and wondering if I will be able to manage in such a short time because from the day I came on board to the first bout they were going to shoot with me I had less than 6 weeks.”


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