Anushka Sharma sweating it out for ‘Sultan’


After much scouting Salman Khan starrer ‘Sultan’ has finally found its leading lady in Anushka Sharma. While the film began shooting in November last year, the casting of the ‘Bombay Velvet’ actress was revealed in January this year.

While Salman will be playing the titular role of Haryanvi wrestler Sultan Ali Khan in the movie, Anushka too will be playing a wrestler. The role will require a strong body and a certain level of fitness and the actress is busy preparing hard to look her part.

Anushka has been sweating it out at the training sessions round the clock. "She has been training with a team of wrestlers, who have been brought down from Delhi for a six-week period. They will help her get into the skin of her character. They have been training with her for four hours every day," an insider told a leading daily.

The official Twitter handle of ‘Sultan’, Anushka’s training will continue for six weeks.

The actress is really committed to her work. Anushka has reportedly broken-up with her boyfriend cricketer Virat Kohli in order to concentrate on her career. It is said that Virat wanted to tie the knot soon and proposed her around New Year’s eve, but Anushka wanted to focus on her career at the moment. This led to a dispute between the couple and they broke off their two-year-old relationship.

‘Sultan’ also stars Randeep Hooda in the role of a wrestling coach. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the Yash Raj Films’ production is slated to release on the occasion of Eid this year.