Madurai/Mumbai, May 17 : World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star 'The great Khali' is all set to star in a Bollywood film being shot extensively in Madurai.
Khali who is in India for a month-long vacation made himself available for the shooting of a Bollywood film 'Khushti' at Aathamkudi in Sivagangai District in Tamil Nadu.
At a press conference in Mumbai, Khali expressed his happiness at getting the opportunity to work in a Bollywood film. Khali is playing a character role in 'Khushti'.
"The director is very good. He taught me everything very well. I am thankful to the entire crew. I am fortunate to have such a good crew," said Khali.
The film made under Venus Films will also star Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Nargis and Manoj Joshi.
"I feel that people like Khali are an inspiration for our country. In spite of reaching tremendous heights, he is extremely humble. I don't think any other superstar is like him," said Rajpal Yadav, Bollywood Actor.
Nargis, who is the lead female protagonist and Khali's costar in the movie being directed by director TK Rajeev Kumar is very excited about working with Khali.
"I was awestruck and speechless. I had no words. Khali is like a giant with a very gentle heart. He is a very nice person, very grounded, very humble," said Nargis.
Nargis had earlier appeared in a Bollywood flick named 'Garam Masala'.
The WWE star has already worked in a Hollywood movie 'The longest yard' and now he will act in a Bollywood children's adventure film 'Ramma-The Saviour'.
Khali, 35, the tallest WWE wrestler, is 7 feet 3 inches and weighs 190 kilograms. He took to bodybuilding and won the Mr. India title in 1995 and 1996.
He worked as a porter before joining the state police in Punjab. He is now a sub-inspector in the police force and is on long leave to continue the fight in WWE.