Sushant Singh Rajput to play the great Khali

Sushant Singh Rajput will essay the role of wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, better known as Khali in his biopic. This is going to be Sushant’s second biopic after ‘MS Dhoni’ biopic.

An insider from the team reveals, “The biopic is on the life of wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, better known as Khali or The Great Khali in WWE circle. The studio has spoken to the Punjabi wrestler and he has given them the rights to make a film on his life. Sushant has been approached to play the titular role and he has in principle agreed to do the film.”

However, Khali stands about 7’1” tall and weighs about 157 kilos and lots of VFX will be involved to make Sushant looks convincing as Khali.

“What worked in Sushant’s favour during Dhoni was that he looked, walked and talked like MSD. Here, Sushant has no similarities with Khali when it comes to his body prototype and his height. Unless there’s a lot of VFX involved, it’s difficult to pull off a film on Khali. No hero in Bollywood will look convincing as The Great Khali, unless there’s CGI,” DNA quoted a trade analyst as saying.

The actor has also signed Paralympic gold medalist Murlikant Petkar. 

Well, it would be a challenge to see who Sushant fits into Khali's shoes.