Had received acting offer for ‘Dangal’, says Ritu Phogat

Promising wrestler Ritu Phogat on Friday revealed that she was offered a role in the recently-released Aamir Khan-starrer “Dangal”, based on her father Mahavir Singh Phogat’s life.

But the 21-year-old, who recently clinched her second successive gold medal at the National Championships this year, said the senior Phogat did not allow her to be a part of the film.

“Yes, it’s true that I was offered a role in ‘Dangal’ and I also wanted to try my hand at acting. But my father did not allow me to be a part of the film,” Ritu told reporters on the sidelines of the logo launch of her Pro Wrestling League (PWL) franchise — Jaipur Ninjas.

“According to my father, I am just at the beginning of my career and he doesn’t want me to get distracted from my sport. Even I agree with his sentiments,” she added.

Ritu recently surpassed her elder siblings — Geeta and Babita — to emerge as the most expensive Indian at Rs 36 lakh in the PWL auctions.

The PWL starts on January 2, 2017.


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