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A biopic on the only Indian to fight against Muhammad Ali

October 12, 2019 07:52 IST
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The life and achievements of Kaur Singh -- the only Indian boxer to have fought against the legendary Muhammad Ali -- will now be documented in a soon-to-released biopic.

The shoot for the film titled Padma Shri Kaur Singh was recently wrapped up.

A Padma Shri and Arjuna Award recipient, Kaur Singh represented India in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He won three gold medals in the Asian Boxing Championship and Asian Games in 1982.

Elaborating on how the team came up with the idea of making a biopic on this long-forgotten legend, Gurlove Singh Ratol, co-producer and partner in Slay Records, says, "I was looking for the right story for my company Slay Records's debut production. Fortunately, I came across a very strong concept in the form of Padma Shri Kaur Singh - a story of a forgotten hero from Punjab. Kaur Singh had won 11 Gold medals for India, including Asian Games heavyweight gold, Delhi in 1982. Singh is the only boxer from India who fought against boxing legend Muhammad Ali. But there's more to his story than just his sporting life. We are eager to bring out this emotional journey of a sportsman on celluloid."

The film stars Karam Batth, who underwent boxing training in Canada for eight months before shooting for the movie, in the lead.

Also, the movie features actors including Prabh Grewal, Baninder Bunny, Sukhbir Gill, Avisaar, Sukhwinder Chahal, Malkeet Rauni, Seema Kaushal, Gurpreet Bhangu among others in substantial roles.

The movie is slated to release by March 2020.

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