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Kivanc Tatlitug uses sports as an antidepressant

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SAMEENA RAZZAQ
Published Jan 27, 2017, 12:14 am IST
Updated Jan 27, 2017, 12:16 am IST
His family later moved to Istanbul when his dad needed better medical aid.
Kivanc Tatlitug
 Kivanc Tatlitug

Kivanc Tatlitug, the leading man of Kuzey Guney which is aired on Zindagi, is an avid sportsman. Before becoming an actor, the handsome hunk was a national level basketball player. The actor discovered his love for sports at the young age of 14, and even took to basketball.

His family later moved to Istanbul when his dad needed better medical aid. Here, Kivanc got an opportunity to display his talent at a national level. He played basketball for popular teams Fenerbahçe and Besiktas for a year respectively. Unfortunately, his promising career and his dreams of joining the NBA (National Basketball Association) came to a halt, when he was seriously injured during a practice match. But being a true sportsman, he could not completely give up on the sport. In fact, he admits that the sport for him is an anti-depressant. Talking about his stressbuster, Kivanc said, “I still basketball when I am down.Playing the sport instantly changes my mood.”

 

The actor’s similarity to Brad Pitt has earned him lot of fans in India. Point that and the actor smiles in agreement. “People in Turkey call me their Pitt. But honestly I don’t think I look like him.  I find it overwhelming. I have never been to India but I am glad our show is being shown in the country and the Indian audiences are liking it,” he concludes.   

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