It’s no secret that Randeep Hooda is quite the sportsman when it comes to horse sports. Being a top polo player, news has it he will be able to train some of the extras of his forthcoming period drama, provisionally titled ’21 The Last Stand-The Battle of Saragrahi’, where they will be required to act out scenes with horses.
Helmed by Rajkumar Santoshi, who has also roped in Nitin Chauhan who will be making his debut in the film, ��was reported by��Mumbai Mirror stating, “I will conduct an acting workshop and Randeep will coach the 20 new boys who’ll be stationed at his Gurgaon Polo and Equestrian Club which stables around 100 horses. They will be trained in riding and sword fighting there.”
The film will be an adaptation of the real Battle of Saragarhi which took place in 1897, where 21 members of the British Indian Army fought 10,000 Afghan Orakzai. The army was lead by Havildar Ishar Singh whom Hooda will be playing in the film.
Chauhan will be playing a pivotal role as Sepoy Ram Singh. Talking about the model turned actor, Sanotoshi expressed, “He was introduced by a friend, I loved his intense eyes. The character needed a good-looking guy as he has a romantic back story. Nitin looks every inch a soldier.”
All geared up for his role, Chauhan explained, “I’ve started training in gatka, a form of combat training developed by the Sikhs, to get into my character.”
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