Sultan to be Salman Khan’s first sports film


Bhaijaan Salman Khan hasn’t been seen in a sports-based film before. And according to the director of Sultan, Ali Abbas Zafar, this movie would be a first of a kind for the superstar.In an interview to a daily, Ali has reportedly said that he feels that Salman Khan had been wanting to do a film on sports because of his love for it. Salman’s contemporaries and other Bollywood actors have all worked on movies that are sports based – Lagaan (cricket) had Aamir Khan, Chak De! India (hockey) had Shah Rukh Khan, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (athletics) had Farhan Akhtar and Mary Kom (boxing) had Priyanka Chopra. And Salman would be exploring the sports genre for the first time with Sultan.This movie has the sport of wrestling in the backdrop and the director has reportedly said that it is about fighting not just on the outside but also about the fighting inside. The fact that in wrestling one stands up after every fall, is what Ali feels is the crux of life.

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