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Sultan, Dangal not similar, Anushka's character is fictional, says Ali Abbas Zafar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 May 2016, 11:09 IST

A few days ago, Yash Raj Films launched the second teaser trailer of Salman Khan's Sultan to introduce Anushka Sharma as 'Aarfa' - the Haryanvi Wrestler.

Hours after the teaser went viral on the digital platform, it was discovered that the teaser had striking similarities to a television advertisement featuring Geeta Phogat's struggle to be a wrestler.

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Incidentally, Aamir Khan's next film Dangal, which is a Mahavir Phogat Biopic, also revolves around Geeta's struggle to be an Indian wrestler.

After a string of comparisons and criticism, director Ali Abbas Zafar took to twitter to put forth his opinion. He tweeted,

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"Women in Haryana wrestle with boys at local wrestling competitions, they have to because very few women who are allowed by their families to be a part of this sport and there are lot of them doing that and making us men realise there presence. So from Mary Kom, S.mirza, saina nehwal,Geeta phogat to our fictional character Aarfa they r all kicking butt."

Starring Salman Khan in titular role,

Sultan

is set to hit the big screen this Eid.

First published: 3 May 2016, 11:09 IST
 
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