New Delhi, May 7 (UNI) The latest WWE hero, Dalip Singh Rana alias 'The Great Khali', has a piece of advice for children -- do not try out the wrestling techniques shown on TV at home.
''You have to master the techniques...any wrong move couild prove dangerous,'' he said.
The wrestling champion, who is in India for a promotional tour, claimed body building and wrestling have a great future in India too. ''Of course it is more professional in the Uniterd States. But in India too, body building has a great future...body builders in the country are also getting huge rewards now,'' he said.
To a poser on him traning young enthusiasts in wrestling, Khali said he would love to take a couple of them to the US. ''But I cannot take all...the government should do something to send them abroad for training,'' he suggested.
''I do not get time for my meals. Training someone in wrestling is a difficult task and I cannot do that in India as I have commitments in the US,'' he said.
When probed about his plans for a wrestling match in an Indian 'akhara', he said while his sibling was a good wrestler, he had little time for himself to try his hand in an 'akhara'.
On his plans to quit his job in Punjab Police, the 36-year-old said the state government and the Punjab police chief were co-operating with him. ''Afterall, I have earned name for Punjab Police and India...I have no plans to quit my job,'' he said.
The latest World Wrestling Entertainment hero maintained that he was a ''thorough'' vegetarian. ''But of course I eat more than others...I take four meals a day and work out for two hours. I avoid fat, oil and sugar,'' he said while sipping juice.
But he lamented that he was unable to have his meals on time following a busy schedule.
Recently, the 7 feet three inch giant had invited his parents and brother to Delhi. But his mother could not come following motion sickness. ''Once I am finished with my assignment here, I will go my village (Dhirana in Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh) to meet my mother.'' One wonders how a rustic man managed to understand English in the US. ''I learnt English there. I find it easier to understand the US accent. I cannot properly follow the English people speak here,'' said.
Under pressure from his PR agents, he of course did not speak about reports of offers being made to him from Bollywood.
On January 2, 2006, Khali was signed to a contract by WWE and assigned to the Deep South Wrestling developmental territory for training. With Daivari by his side, the then un-named Singh debuted on WWE television on the April 7, 2006 episode of SmackDown.
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