Salman Khan’s movie based on wrestling ‘Sultan’ released last year and became an instant hit. Sallu and Anushka’s performance and the story progression was loved by everyone. Now after impressing the audience in India, the movie was shortlisted to compete at the coveted Shanghai International Film Festival has now won the Best Action Movie Award at the film festival.
This Salman Khan- Anushka Sharma starrer is the first Indian film to win this award in China. Since Indian movies have a huge fan base in China, ‘Sultan’ will also release in China soon.
‘Sultan’ director Ali Abbas Zafar told a leading media portal about his excitement and said, ” We are very happy with all the love and respect we got at SIFF. Receiving an award under the action category from Jackie Chan is just super special. As a child, he has been one of the most inspiring action stars for me and many Indians. Sultan is about desi, Indian wrestling and it’s raw power. Amidst a selection of brilliant action films that present the most refined martial arts, the film’s win is rewarding, and reflects that a good story based in action has universal appeal. ”
Ali is currently busy with his upcoming directorial ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif as the lead pair. The movie is slated to release this Christmas.