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‘Mukkabaaz’ actor Vineet Kumar Singh wants to help struggling boxers

Actor Vineet Kumar Singh, who is playing lead role Anurag Kashyap's forthcoming "Mukkabaaz", says he wants to help real life boxers who are struggling.

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Vineet Kumar Singh, the hero of the movie 'Mukkabaaz'. Wikimeadia Commons
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Actor Vineet Kumar Singh, who is playing a struggling boxer in filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s forthcoming movie “Mukkabaaz”, says he wants to help real life boxers who are struggling.

Asked if knowing the sport closely brought any changes in his mind, Vineet told IANS: “Of course, I would love to contribute something to them. In the ‘akhada’ (wrestling arena), where I used to practise, I saw so many boxers.”

Boxers still face challenges even after winning championship, Pixabay
Boxers still face challenges even after winning championship, Pixabay

“Some, who are struggling even though they are champions, and some are forced to retire, some are the victim of politics. I also made friends with them. So I want to help them with my limited capability so that awareness can be created.”

In the film, the actor fought with some of the real boxers and that made him think like a boxer.

“In the film, there was no action choreography and I fought against some of the boxing champions like Neeraj Goyat, Deepak Tanwar and Sandeep Yadav. So yes, I want our country to have more such champions, and as an actor and sports enthusiast, I want to support these kind of sports individuals who have always been ignored,” he said.

“Mukkabaaz” is set to release on January 12, 2018. IANS Live

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Makers Of “Sacred Games” Engaged With Audience Through a Facebook Live on Reliance Entertainment’s page

"Sacred Games", which is an adaptation based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 thriller novel of the same name, is also the first Netflix Original from India

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"Sacred Games", which is an adaptation based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 thriller novel of the same name, is also the first Netflix Original from India. Flickr

After the success of “Sacred Games”, its makers Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane engaged with fans through a Facebook Live on Reliance Entertainment’s page on Wednesday.

Anurag talked about the liberty of the digital medium and the success of their maiden venture, read a statement.

“Most of the doors have been closed to us, so (we) have started pioneering ourselves, be it YouTube or a studio. For the first time, we are seeing the success of us and talking about it,” said Anurag, who has often locked horns with the Central Board of Film Certification.

While talking about the overwhelming response to “Sacred Games”, Motwane said: “I am shocked and happily surprised how broad the show has gone. In the beginning, you feel like Netflix is watched by just a group of people, film lovers and show lovers and such people. On IMDb, in one month it got more votes than ‘Sanju’ and ‘Dev. D’, ‘Udaan’, ‘…Wasseypur’ and others.”

Anurag talked about the liberty of the digital medium and the success of their maiden venture, read a statement. Flickr
Anurag talked about the liberty of the digital medium and the success of their maiden venture, read a statement. Flickr

“The fact that you can watch the show anywhere at any time legally is new. The freedom that people have started discovering is what’s also driving the viewership well.”

“Sacred Games”, which is an adaptation based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 thriller novel of the same name, is also the first Netflix Original from India.

Talking about the adaptation, Motwane said: “We’ve been true to the book though we’ve changed a couple of things just a bit. We did all the changes with permission from the author of the book. I think the spirit of the show is exactly the same.”

Anurag said Chandra was always with them. “Actually, Vikram Chandra was very enthusiastic and gave us all the changes,” he added.

Also Read: Anurag Kashyap Wants To Evoke And Provoke Social Issues

Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and Netflix’s “Sacred Games” spans across eight episodes. It features Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte. (IANS)