Mumbai: Producer-director Goldie Behl, who has invested in a wrestling team, feels superstars like Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, who are turning wrestlers for their upcoming films, will help get the sport recognition nationally and globally. Goldie, who has been following both the Kabaddi League and Football League closely saw immense potential in the Pro-Wrestling League and was the first to bet major bucks on the Haryana team, Haryana Hammers.
Salman and Aamir are playing wrestlers in “Sultan” and “Dangal” respectively. “The fact that two superstars of our country are doing movies based on wrestling is a testament of how popular the sport is in our country is. And with pro wrestling league the sport will begin a new journey in our country and internationally as well,” he said in a statement here.
Goldie thinks the sport that tests strength and stamina is finally coming into light. “It’s an earthy Indian sport. My son Ranveer too keeps wrestling with pillows on the bed so it’s a sport that not only has appeal to the masses but also with children in cities,” he added.
Haryana Hammers is a team for which some of Goldie’s school friends have come together. “When they asked me to join them I agreed instantly. I am very excited to have class icon player Yogeshwar Dutt as part of our team. I’m glad that Indian and international players are finally getting their due,” he said.
Goldie’s actor friend Abhishek Bachchan has invested in a Kabbadi team. “He (Abhishek) is my brother, so his team is like my team. He’s aware of me being involved in wrestling. I’ve even taken some advice from him as he’s made such a success of his team,” he added.
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