Rajkumar Hirani wants to show ‘Saala Khadoos’ to sportspersons

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, one of the producers of upcoming sports drama “Saala Khadoos”, intends to show the film to some distinguished personalities in sports to get their feedback.

“We didn’t go the sports ministry to get any support. We have made the film and now since the film has been made, we wish to show it to numerous people associated with sports and if they watch and then talk about it, we’ll be delighted,” he said at a press conference for the film on Monday.

Sports-based films are a rarity in the industry. “Brothers” was the only popular sports-based film last year but was a the remake of a Hollywood film. The previous year also had only “Mary Kom” which was appreciated by critics and audiences alike and even won a National Award.

The event also saw the unveiling of the film’s lead actor, Ritika Singh who plays a boxer in the film and is involved into numerous fight-related sports in real life.

Lead actor R. Madhavan, who is also one of the producers, said: “Because of Ritika, there was no instance when we had to do a retake of any scene. I worked with Ritika with complete love and support since I’m also the producer of the film.”

Madhavan plays the role of a boxing coach who transforms Ritika’s character from a fisherwoman to an aggressive boxer. The film is gearing up for release on January 29.

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