Jalandhar, July 31, 2014 (Yes Punjab News)
It was kind of a ‘Kick’ moment for Jalandhar-based Varinder Singh Ghuman as Salman Khan launched the trailer of his upcoming film Roar-Tigers of Sunderbans in Mumbai today.
Roar is a one-of-a-kind film which beautifully captures the tumultuous relationship that man and beast share set against the backdrop of the beautiful albeit dangerous Sundarbans.
After reading the movie's script, Salman was so overwhelmed that he immediately agreed to do the launch. Besides, the superstar also got impressed with the physique of Varinder Ghuman and announced to cast him in his upcoming film ‘Gama Pehalwan’ along with his brother Sohail Khan. The film will be based on the life of renowned Indian wrestler Gama.
World’s first pure vegetarian bodybuilder, Varinder Singh Ghuman is better known as Man-of-muscles who has shown his full strength in the film. The film is produced by Abis Rizvi and has been directed by Kamal Sadanah. Shot in territories of Sunderbans in Bangladesh and India, the film is full of larger than life sequences with man eating tigers leaping onto boats will surely take your breath away.
The 130 kg six feet two inches tall Ghuman is playing a character of Cheena, who is aggressive and loud which evolves as the movie progresses. Working in Roar was an adventurous journey for Ghuman as shooting in Sunderbans jungles is not for the weak hearted.
“During the shooting of the film, I along with other crew members lived on ship in inhabitable Sunderbans in Bangladeshi territory for few weeks. Our evenings were spent on decks witnessing the divine transitions from day to night. It was not less than a nightmare in jungles where you often get greeted with snakes, wild boars, deadly poisonous insects, salt-water crocodiles and many other dangerous creatures”, he says. Apart from this Varinder Ghuman who did not know how to swim has done an underwater film sequence which he would never forget. The film is set to be released on September 19.
This Punjabi guy who carries an MA (English) degree under his belt has also starred in 'Kabaddi Once Again' and the 'Fateh the Victory'. He is the first Indian and also the first Asian to make it to the top line of Arnold Classic Europe - an international body-building championship -2010.
Varinder is the captain of the Indian bodybuilding team and was one of the top rankers in International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness's (IFBB) bodybuilding competition. He also became the first Indian Body Builder to secure a Pro Card by IFBB in 2011 and nobody has been able to beat him till date. He also won gold medal in Australian Grand Prix 2011. He was crowned Mr India in 2009 and later Mr Asia.
His passion and brawny physique impressed actor Arnold Schwarzenegger so much that he chose Ghuman as the brand ambassador for his signature gymnasiums and food supplements in India. About his vegan lifestyle, Varinder says he eats neither egg nor non-vegetarian food, sustaining instead on milk.