Yash Raj Films released the teaser today which announced Salman
as the lead hero and the release date of the film, however, the
lead actress still remains a mystery.
Salman Khan is not the first actor to be essaying such a role,
recently released Brothers trailer also saw Akshay Kumar
and Sidharth Malhotra essaying the role of boxers in the movie.
Khan has undergone huge physical transformation in order to
play the role of a wrestler who is also a father to four young
daughters in the film, Dangal.
Not just actors, even actress like Priyanka Chopra essayed the
role of a boxer in Mary Kom, a biopic directed by Omung
Kumar was based on real life boxer Mary Kom's life.
Priyanka won huge accolades for the film as well as the way she had
transformed her body.
Now with Salman Khan also donning a boxer/wrestler look in the
film, we thought of doing a little digging in the history of
Bollywood films and bring to you the list of those 17 Bollywood
actors who have played boxers in the films.
Salman Khan plays the role of a 40 year old wrestler in Yash Raj
Films upcoming movie Sultan whose teaser got launched today and the
makers announced the release of the movie to be on Eid,
Aamir Khan is said the be essaying the role of a boxer in the
upcoming film Dangal in which he is playing the a father to four
daughters and is based on pahelwan Mahavir Phogat's life. He had
earlier played the role of boxer in Ghulam.
Ranbir Kapoor too played a street fighter role in Bombay Velvet.
The movie may have been a big flop but he got enlisted in the elite
group of people who played boxers in the movies.
Akshay Kumar is all set to essay the role of a boxer in his
upcoming flick, Brothers which is a remake of Hollywood movie
Warriors, he even lost 17 kgs for his role.
Sidharth Malhotra to is playing the role of a boxer in Brothers
movie in which he is starring opposite Akshay Kumar. Sidharth has
put on 7 kgs for his role and bulked up his body.
Shahrukh Khan too played the role of a boxer in the infamous
movie Happy New Year which was directed by Farah Khan and had
Deepika Padukone cast opposite him.
Amitabh Bachchan too was seen showing some street style boxing
moves in his blockbuster hit movie Naseeb, there is practically no
role that Big B has not essayed.
Ajay Devgn essayed the role of a boxer in his second film, Jigar
which was loosely inspired by Jean-Claude Van Damme's
Sunny Deol too had essayed the role of a boxer when his younger
brother in the Apne film gets injured to continue boxing.
Bobby Deol played the role of a boxer in the Apne film, where he
gets trained by his on and off screen dad, Dharmendra.
Salman's younger brother played the role of devoted boxer who
finds it difficult to choose between family and boxing.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Neil Nitin Mukesh played the role of a boxer in the film,
Lafangey Parindey where he even teaches some of his moves to
Priyanka Chopra who essayed the lead role in the biopic of Mary
Kom, played the role of a boxer and received huge acclaim for
Sonakshi Sinha was also seen a boxer in the movie Holiday,
although it did not stress on that aspect, she did essay the role
of a boxer.
Dharmendra was seen essaying the role of boxer in Main Inteqam
Lunga, a footage from this film was shown in Apne where his sons
were seen essaying the role of boxers.
Mithun Chakraborthy too essayed the role of a boxer in his early
film which was titled as Boxer.
Madhavan is set to play a boxer in a Hindi-Tamil bilingual on a
boxer's life called Laal to be directed a Mani Ratnam's erstwhile
assistant Sudha Kongara.