Babita Phogat, whose real life story was showcased on the silver screen last year in blockbuster Dangal, will be making her television debut soon. Earlier this year, Babita’s older sister Geeta Phogat participated in reality TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi 8. Babita will be seen playing herself on &TV‘s soap opera Badho Bahu.
Talking about the newest cast member of the show, producer Dipti Kalwani said:
I am over the moon and I can’t wait to see Babita and Badho in the same akhada. It’s a dream come true when your inspiration stands in flesh and blood with your character. Babita inspired me to write the show and it’s the proudest moment for me. I will cherish it all my life. I would really like to thank Babita and the &TV team for making my dream a reality.
Badho Bahu is the story of a plus-sized girl Badho played by Rytasha Rathore. She is forced to marry Lucky, essayed by Prince Narula. The serial is about Badho’s journey of self-discovery. Badho takes up wrestling after her father-in-law (played by Pankaj Dheer) persuades her to. In the show, Badho trains hard to become a wrestler and her first fight would be against.. *drum roll*.. Babita.
When the producer was asked if Badho would be able to defeat Babita, she said it is close to impossible to trump an international-level wrestler, but promised something interesting would come from the segment.
Well, we hope something good comes up with Babita’s association with the show- an inspiring story for others to follow, maybe?
(Source: Indian Express)