Sushant Singh Rajput trained rigorously for 3 sports reveals Chhichhore director Nitesh Tiwari


Sushant Singh Rajput trained rigorously for 3 sports reveals Chhichhore director Nitesh Tiwari

Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor have created quite a buzz with their upcoming film Chhichhore. Directed by Dangal fame Nitesh Tiwari, the college drama will see the stars sporting two drastic looks. While Tiwari’s last outing featured wrestling, Chhichhore involves a variety of sports which the stars and their characters play during their college days. And to keep it authentic, Nitesh Tiwari hired experts to get every detail on point.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Tiwari got special coaches for his actors—Sushant Singh, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar and Naveen Polishetty to perfect their skills in cricket, football, basketball, tennis, table tennis, athletics and even board games like carrom and chess. The stars were more than happy to be training in these sports a source informed.

The film which features a college championship has been inspired from Tiwari’s own college life at IIT-Bombay in Powai. Revealing that sports was an integral part of his life back then, he said, “In Chhichhore, we have inter-hostel sports contests called General Championship aka GC. During my time in college, it was a matter of prestige for a hostel to win GC.”

Tiwari added that the actors underwent intense training for three to five months to look the part. “Tahir learnt football, weight-lifting, athletics and kabaddi while Sushant’s character is a statelevel basketball player, besides being a good cricketer and footballer,” Tiwari said.

Chhichhore is all set to hit the theatres on 6 September, 2019.