Kartik Aaryan gets hauled up in mud as he wrestles in new BTS video from Chandu Champion

The film, directed by Kabir Khan, released in theatres on June 14
Kartik Aaryan's still from the film
Kartik Aaryan's still from the film

A behind-the-scenes (BTS) video from Kartik Aaryan’s Chandu Champion was released by the makers recently. It shows Kartik shooting the wrestling scenes of the film along with real wrestlers. The film is directed by Kabir Khan and also stars Vijay Raaz and Rajpal Yadav in pivotal roles. It is based on the real-story of paralympic swimmer Murlikant Petkar.

In the video, Kartik is seen shooting in the mountains and in the mud-laden wrestling ring. He does push-ups with other wrestlers who give their account of working with him for the shoot. At one time, after he gives a good shot, Kartik is seen saying to the camera, “Abhi hamne hamara X-factor shot dediya hai(I have given my X-factor shot)”. The video also features the village of Murlikant Petkar where the film was shot.

Jointly produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Kabir Khan, Chandu Champion had a theatrical release on June 14.

CE’s review of the film read, “An underdog, an undying hope and a war, Chandu Champion is a textbook Kabir Khan presentation. The director’s flair for the medium shines in the one-take sequence where Kartik’s Murlikant gets shot as warplanes bombard their army base (cinematography by Sudeep Chatterjee). The boxing matches, under a golden hue, have a feverish urgency. The film, however, remains a predictable sports drama with scenes like the one in which the simpleton lead screams his fright aboard his first flight. Chandu Champion performs during intense moments but its light interludes remain functional.”

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