Chandu Champion Trailer Out: Kartik Aaryan Plays Murlikant Petkar Who Wins Against All Odds

Chandu Champion trailer out: The trailer of Kartik Aaryan’s ‘Chandu Champion’ was released in Gwalior, the actor’s hometown, with much fanfare. The film, directed by Kabir Khan, is based on the life of India’s first Paralympic gold medalist, Murlikant Petkar. 

The trailer opens with Kartik Aaryan’s character being in a coma after getting shot during the 1965 war. It then shows the various stages of the character’s life – from being mocked in his village to joining the Indian army, getting shot, and then rising like a phoenix. The last scene in the trailer shows, an aged Kartik wanting to file a cheating case against the President of India. 

Kartik shared the trailer on Instagram with the caption, “With immense pride and joy, sharing the trailer of my career’s toughest and most special film that too from my hometown Gwalior where i dreamt of becoming an actor  #Chandu Champion 🇮🇳👊🏻 , the story of a man who refused to surrender Hope it touches your heart, entertains and inspires you to achieve your goals just like India’s pride Mr Murlikant Petkar 🙏🏻🏻  #ChanduChampion 14th June, 2024.”

Chandu Champion trailer

Kartik’s preparation for the film

Kartik plays a soldier, a wrestler, and a boxer in the film, to get into the skin of the character, the actor followed a strict fitness regimen in which he shed 20 kgs and completely gave up on sugar. 

Talking about the actor’s preparation and dedication, director Kabir Khan wrote in the comment section of the poster launch post, “The story of Chandu Champion is an incredibly inspiring true story but the journey that Kartik went through to become this champion is no less inspiring. I met him when he had put on weight for a role. He had 39 per cent body fat. I told him that he had to portray an international level multi-disciplinary sportsperson. He just smiled and said ‘I will do it Sir’. A year and a half later with no use of steroids – something that he was adamant about – we took this photo on set. Body fat 7 per cent!! I’m proud of you @kartikaaryan.”

‘Chandu Champion’ is jointly produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Kabir Khan. The film is set to arrive in theatres on June 14.

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