Hawa Singh: Salman Khan shares Sooraj Pancholi's first poster of the upcoming biographical film about boxing legend

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has officially announced Sooraj Pancholi The next drama, ‘ Hawa singh ', a biopic in the legendary Indian boxer.

Years after news first broke that a biopic on the sports legend was in the works, Salman launched the first look poster that is every bit intriguing. The poster features Sooraj gulping down a large glass of milk while taking a break on a haystack in the boxing ring.

Hawa is baatein karega singh ... #HawaSinghBiopic @ Sooraj9pancholi, Salman said on the poster.

Thanking his mentor for the position, Sooraj responded by saying: I will not disappoint you, sir!

According to reports, the biopic on Captain Hawa singh was in the pipeline since early 2017. It will be based on the six-foot-one boxer who joined the army in 1956 at 19, and four years later, bested reigning champion Mohabbat Singh to win the Western Command Boxing Championship.

Hawa singh dominated the national circuit with 11 consecutive championships from 1961 to 1972, a record yet to be challenged in the Heavyweight category. He even went on to mentor boxer Vijender Singh .

Before Sooraj could assume the role, the reports that made the rounds declared that the actor John Abraham I was in talks to star in the project.

For his role, the young gallant will have to undergo great professional training for months to see and play the role. Once they shoot in the ring, Sooraj will face real boxers from Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries.