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Rio Olympics 2016: Sania Mirza, Vijendra Singh are Salman Khan's heroes

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 April 2016, 16:53 IST

Salman Khan who is the Indian Contingent's Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Olympic 2016, while addressing a press conference in Delhi today, said, "I want to be a motivation for the players, I want them to give their best and achieve the best for the country. Message to players from my side would be, 'Kuchh na kuchh lekar aao'."

The actor, who is in the capital to shoot for his upcoming film Sultan, where he essays the character of a wrestler, revealed that his heroes include real life wrestler Sushil Kumar among others, and added that he cannot fight like a wrestler in real life.

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"My heroes are Sania Mirza, Vijender Singh, Sushil Kumar in sports. I think wrestling is a very painful sport. I was shooting for my film where I shot for many wrestling sequences. I can act like I am fighting, but I cannot fight like wrestler in real life."

At the media meet, Khan also confessed that other sports in India do not get as much importance as cricket and it is necessary to promote each and every sport. 

First published: 23 April 2016, 16:53 IST
 
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