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5 things you didn't know about Salman Khan-Anushka Sharma's Sultan

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:44 IST

Salman Khan's latest flick Sultan is one of the most keenly awaited releases of 2016. The film, where Khan will be seen playing the character of three-time Haryanvi state wrestling champion, is slated to release this Eid.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie co-stars Anushka Sharma, who also plays a wrestler. To prepare for her role the actress has been undergoing grueling training with experts. Sultan also stars Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles.

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The fights in Sultan are choreographed by renowned stunt co-ordinator Larnell Stovall, known for his work in the The Hunger Games series, Creed and many others.

Here are 5 interesting facts about the movie:

  • The initial part of Sultan shows Salman's character as the 'Haryana Ka Sher' and showcases his journey from being a local wrestler to a national star.
  • The story moves from India to the international arena and the focus slowly shifts from wrestling to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
  • Salman gets leaner as the film progresses, going from a 95-kilo wrestler to a much more tone mixed martial artist.
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  • Salman will fight renowned international MMA fighters in the second half of Sultan, while actual wrestlers from Haryana and Delhi are roped in for the local fights.
  • YRF and Team Sultan plan to recreate various sporting events likes the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games for the movie.

First published: 21 February 2016, 4:52 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.