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Chak De girl to play a wrestler in Savdhaan India

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SAMEENA RAZZAQ
Published May 16, 2016, 12:56 am IST
Updated May 16, 2016, 12:56 am IST
Tanya Abrol
 Tanya Abrol

Tanya Abrol, well known for her role as a hockey player in Chak De India, will be seen next in Savdhaan India. The actress will essay the role of a wrestler, with a “difference” in an episode. She says, “The story is about two sisters, who are denied justice but continue fighting their battle. You will be surprised to see how a wrestler ends up becoming a victim. I have thoroughly enjoyed shooting for this episode. When the makers approached me, I knew I had to take it up.”

The actress reveals that she is often offered roles to play a sportswoman because of her role in Chak De! India. She says, “I think I am asked to portray a sportswoman quite often because of my built and personality. I too believe that I pass off as a sportswoman convincingly. People still remember me for my role in Chak De! Plus I think picking up similar characters helps me leave an impression on the audience.”

Bollywood appears to be heavily focusing on wrestling these days — superstars Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are both playing wrestlers in their upcoming films Dangal and Sultan respectively.

The actress states that it is a coincidence that the plot for the show’s episode revolves around wrestling. She says, “I took the role because I found it to be extremely interesting and challenging. But yes, I’m eagerly waiting to see Aamir and Salman flexing their muscles on the big screen.”

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