'Sultan' trailer launch: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma show off their moves [Photos]

Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma at the trailer launch of Sultan on 24 May in Mumbai

FP Staff May 25, 2016 16:26:43 IST
Anushka Sharma and Salman Khan launched the trailer of their upcoming film Sultan on Tuesday evening in Mumbai, at Filmcity. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film has Salman playing the titular character Sultan, a wrestler from Haryana, while Anushka portrays another wrestler (and Sultan's love interest) Aarfa. At the launch, Anushka said, "Salman is very refreshing person to work with. If you see someone like him you feel relieved. You realize his craze when you work with him which is amazing. He has worked really hard for this film." Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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Anushka Sharma and Salman Khan launched the trailer of their upcoming film Sultan on Tuesday evening in Mumbai, at Filmcity. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film has Salman playing the titular character Sultan, a wrestler from Haryana, while Anushka portrays another wrestler (and Sultan's love interest) Aarfa. At the launch, Anushka said, "Salman is very refreshing person to work with. If you see someone like him you feel relieved. You realize his craze when you work with him which is amazing. He has worked really hard for this film." Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
Salman spoke about how tough it had been to shoot for the film. "When Ali narrated to the me the story I thought I'll be able to do it. But then while doing it, opposite me were not fighters but real wrestlers. Most of the shots in the film are real, wrestlers and Mixed Marital Arts, there are no cables and because of them there is lot of contact happening in the film. When they lift you and put to the ground it used to hurt, they were of 120-130 kilos," he said, according to IANS. Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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Salman spoke about how tough it had been to shoot for the film. "When Ali narrated to the me the story I thought I'll be able to do it. But then while doing it, opposite me were not fighters but real wrestlers. Most of the shots in the film are real, wrestlers and Mixed Marital Arts, there are no cables and because of them there is lot of contact happening in the film. When they lift you and put to the ground it used to hurt, they were of 120-130 kilos," he said, according to IANS. Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
Anushka stepped in after several other actresses were found to be not the right fit, by director Ali Abbaz Zafar and producer Aditya Chopra. She trained hard in the limited time she had, and Anushka's performance, as seen in the trailer, is already winning her lots of appreciation. Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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Anushka stepped in after several other actresses were found to be not the right fit, by director Ali Abbaz Zafar and producer Aditya Chopra. She trained hard in the limited time she had, and Anushka's performance, as seen in the trailer, is already winning her lots of appreciation. Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
Salman also said that Anushka's character Aarfa plays a key role in Sultan's evolution. "He (Sultan) is a simple man who has no ambition. He sees a feisty girl and falls in love with her. She's a wrestler, he's a nobody but he feels whenever I get married, it will be with her. That falls flat because she is so strong-headed. She missunderstands him," Salman said, adding, "Then it's all about Sultan, how he goes down, and how he comes back with the help of the woman he loves. How the woman is responsible for making him, breaking him and because of her how he starts making it again. " Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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Salman also said that Anushka's character Aarfa plays a key role in Sultan's evolution. "He (Sultan) is a simple man who has no ambition. He sees a feisty girl and falls in love with her. She's a wrestler, he's a nobody but he feels whenever I get married, it will be with her. That falls flat because she is so strong-headed. She missunderstands him," Salman said, adding, "Then it's all about Sultan, how he goes down, and how he comes back with the help of the woman he loves. How the woman is responsible for making him, breaking him and because of her how he starts making it again. " Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
In the film, Sultan is shown to win a gold medal for India in wrestling. He has to leave the sport due to certain reasons, and when he attempts to return, age and an unfit body present tough obstacles. He then is coached by Randeep Hooda's character in mixed martial arts and finally reaches the big leagues again. Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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In the film, Sultan is shown to win a gold medal for India in wrestling. He has to leave the sport due to certain reasons, and when he attempts to return, age and an unfit body present tough obstacles. He then is coached by Randeep Hooda's character in mixed martial arts and finally reaches the big leagues again. Image by Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost