“Saala Khadoos” director Sudha Kongara is happy that her first film in Bollywood is being produced by noted filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.
The upcoming sports film, starring R Madhavan, is based on boxing.
“Raju sir taught me to never give up. I have learnt editing from him. The film and I are lucky to have him watching us over our shoulder,” Sudha said in a statement.
The director said she was very comfortable working with Hirani.
“He has never spoken to me in the voice of a producer, ever. It’s always been with the empathy of a director to a director.”
“Saala Khadoos”, also starring newcomer Ritika Singh, revolves around a coach, Madhavan who is relentlessly pushing his protege to overcome obstacles and achieve her boxing goals.
The film being presented by Rajkumar Hirani Films & Tricolour Films in association with UTV Motion Pictures, will release on January 29.