Gold medallist wrestler of India, Ritu Phogat biopic will be made next installment of Dangal. She is the third daughters of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. However, she is equally fierce when it comes to a face-off in the wrestling ring.
The 22-years-old wrestler has been promoting the film Dangal on her social media account and hoping that its sequel is made on her life.
According to the sources, Phogat stated that she is focusing on bringing the Olympic gold medal with her father, “Papa bolte hain jo 2020 Olympics me gold medal layega us pe Dangal 2 hundred per cent banegi (My father says the one who wins a gold medal in 2020 Olympic will inspire the making of the sequel to Dangal).
Ritu says that she would like to see actor Sonakshi playing her role on screen, “Sonakshi Singha, I think she has the perfect physique to represent a wrestler on screen.”
“I was the first one in the family to make a Twitter account. But even this was well after I had won 7-8 international medals. During our training years Papa didn’t even allow us to watch TV. And when I started an account on social media, I told Papa it is more for research,” says Jaipur Ninjas.
Ritu said about her studies that she scored good marks, she said “I scored 85 per cent in my 10th boards. After the 10th, I couldn’t study further because Papa said that one can focus on either studies or the sport, which is true. But, if I were given a choice then. I would have chosen studies.”
Ritu said about the pressure that she fight in the 48kg category. Does she feel pressure? The Commonwealth Games gold medallist said “The pressure to perform is always there. When people hear the name Phogat, the get confident that I will perform well. This does create pressure.”
Phogat said that she feel pressure due to her eldest sister, “More than Papa I’m afraid of Geeta didi. But it is also she who I gel with the most.”
She stated her favorite scene from the famous film Dangal, “The one in which, Geeta calls Papa from the training camp and starts talking to him again. It happened literally that way in our real life. Whatever is shown in the film is exactly how it happened in real life.”