Ak­shay Ku­mar would love to play Dara Singh

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Af­ter ac­tors Aamir Khan and Sal­man Khan’s films that were based on the life of In­dian wrestlers, it seems that Ak­shay Ku­mar (right) is also keen on play­ing the role of a wrestler in a biopic.

The ac­tor, who re­cently at­tended the launch of a book based on wrestler Dara Singh’s (above) life, was asked if he’d like to play him on the big screen.

“If Vindu (Dara Singh’s son) re­quests me, I would like to play the role of Dara Singh in his biopic,” Ak­shay said.

“To be Dara Singh you need a wrestler’s body. I have to change my body for that. I have to ex­pand a lot more on the chest side be­cause Dara Singh was a huge man and I have to jus­tify him com­pletely,” said the ac­tor who was last seen in Rus­tom.

The 49-year-old also said he would need no less than two years of in­tense hard­core train­ing to jus­tify the role. “For that, I need at least two years of train­ing to put on that kind of bulk and look like a wrestler. So if I don’t have many movies, I can do it,” added Ak­shay, who will next be seen in a film with ac­tor Ra­jinikanth.

To be Dara Singh you need a wrestler’s body. For that, I need at least two years of train­ing to put on that kind of bulk and look like him AK­SHAY KU­MAR, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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