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Britain's strongest man seeks Bollywood role

Thu, Mar 26, 2015, 02:10 PM
London, March 26, 2015: Eddie Hall, Britain's strongest man and an ardent fan of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, is seeking a role in Indian films.

Eddie, the four-time winner of strongest man title in Britain, is polishing his acting skills to test waters in Bollywood as a baddy. He was named as World’s Strongest Man in Australia after he set a new deadlift world record of 462 kg in the presence of none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The ‘Terminator’ star is organising another event for Eddie in the US.

“I like two things from India - curries and Hindi movies,” Eddie told Asian Lite magazine. “When I was a kid I was amazed by the way Bachchan and other stars smashing the baddies on big screen. I thought these stars are martial arts experts like Bruce Lee.”

Eddie, fondly called ‘Gentle Giant’ for his soft mannerism outside the arena, is eagerly waiting for an opportunity to visit India and meet his icon.

The Stoke-on-Trent-born wrestler is also keen to get a role in superstar Aamir Khan’s forthcoming movie “Dangal”, which is rumoured to be based on a wrestler.

"I like to be a winner," Eddie added. "But I am ready to be defeated by the stars of Bollywood, if it provides entertainment to billions."

Eddie, 6’3” tall, is also willing to challenge Indian pahalwans (strongmen) in Britain or on their home turf. Mo Chaudhry, one of the richest British-Asian businessman in England, is offering a cash reward for the winner.

Mo, owner of Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent, Britain's most popular aqua park, has turned his sights to making Eddie a global celebrity after agreeing to a deal to become his agent. The owner of the M Club gym chain will handle all commercial activities so the Newcastle-under-Lyme 27-year-old can concentrate on becoming the World’s Strongest Man, having won the British title four times.
Agency: IANS

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