Guess Who Has Salman Khan Chosen To Play Sohail Khan’s Brother In Reel Life?

Sohail Khan is preparing to jump into the akhada for the TV show based on the life of Gama Pehalwan. And a star kid will play his brother this time

Salman Khan won over critics and the audience with the 2016 blockbuster Sultan, where he played a wrestler who beats all odds to become a champion again.

Another Khan will follow him into the Akhada, none other than brother Sohail Khan.  We had told you earlier that the first TV series produced by Salman Khan will be based on the life of the legendary Indian wrestler, Gama Pehalwan.

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Ghulam Mohammed Aka The Gama Pehalwan

Sohail will be playing the role of wrestler Ghulam Mohammed aka the Great Gama.

One of the most important figures in Gama’s life was his brother. And the Khans have zeroed in on a star kid to play the role.

It is none other than Mithun Chakraborty's son Mahaakshay Chakraborty.

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Mahaakshay Chakraborty

The story is set in Amritsar which was Gama's hometown before the Partition. Mahaakshay is busy prepping for the role and he is building a physique like that of a pehalwan.

Gama Pehalwan or The Great Gama was born in Amritsar into a Kashmiri family on 22nd May 1878. Undefeated in a career spanning over 52 years, he is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. After Independence in 1947, Gama moved to Pakistan. He breathed his last on 23rd May, 1960 in Lahore at the age of 82.


Image Source: Manav Manglani, bakol, instagram/mahaakshay

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