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Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadha train under National-level kabaddi players for Panga

The second schedule of the Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari directorial will go on floors in late January and features some gruelling and realistic kabaddi scenes

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Published: 11th December 2018

Kangana Ranaut and Richa Chadha recently wrapped up the first schedule of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga in Bhopal and are now getting formal training to shoot for the sport sequences in the film. The second schedule will go on floors in late January and will feature some gruelling and realistic kabaddi scenes.  

"It was important for us to finish this schedule before we start shooting for the kabaddi sequences. A month and a half, I feel, is too short a time to learn a game like kabaddi, but we are going to give it our all. National-level players like Gauri Wadekar, Vishwas More and Tarak Raul will train the actors. Kangana has been training physically, now she will begin full-fledged prep," says the director, who will also be joining the training sessions to understand the sport better. 

Ashwiny made her directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Nil Battey Sannata (2015), and followed it up with the commercial and critical success, Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017). Panga, her third film, highlights the importance of family values and relationships while pursuing one’s ambitions and goals in the arena. "We are showcasing international kabaddi in the film and want to get the moves right, and make it look natural on screen. We won’t be using any body doubles for the film. Kangana is in love with the sport of kabaddi and has inspired us all to learn it well," she adds. 

Meanwhile, Kangana is awaiting the release of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which arrives in theatres on January 25. Richa Chadha was last seen in the romantic comedy, Ishqeria. She plays southern adult star Shakeela in her upcoming biopic, which will hit screens around summer next year.

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