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Sushant Singh Rajput Cast to Play The Great Khali in Wrestler’s Biopic

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Sushant Singh Rajput (right) who portrayed cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, will reportedly be playing the role Indian-American professional wrestler The Great Khali in a pending film.

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Sushant Singh Rajput, who portrayed cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, will reportedly be playing the role Indian-American professional wrestler The Great Khali in a pending film.

The biopic is on the life of wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, known The Great Khali in the WWE. The studio has spoken to the Punjabi wrestler and he has given them the rights to make a film on his life. Sushant has been approached to play the role and agreed in principle to do the film, a report indicated.

Khali is 7-foot-1 and weighs over 350 pounds, therefore many believe that special effects will be utilized to make Rajput look convincing as Khali.

Rajput’s stars in an upcoming film on Paralympic gold medalist Murlikant Petkar.

The actor is now preparing for his role as an astronaut in Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s space adventure film Chanda Mama Door Ke. For that role, he did specialized training at NASA’s Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Himachal Pradesh-born Khali served the Punjab Police. He started training in India, then was selected to pursue advanced professional wrestling training in the U.S. His professional wrestling career saw him initially with the ring character Giant Singh. Khali was the first Indian professional wrestler to sign a contract with WWE. The Houston resident became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2014.

Khali also appeared in various television shows and movies, including “The Longest Yard,” starring Adam Sandler.

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President Donald Trump celebrates Diwali in the White House

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On the eve of Diwali, Indian Americans - Hindus, Sikhs, Jains,, including staff members of the Trump Cabinet gathered to light the ceremonial Diya to symbolize the victory of Light over darkness and good over evil

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — On the eve of Diwali, Indian Americans – Hindus, Sikhs, Jains,, including staff members of the Trump Cabinet gathered to light the ceremonial Diya to symbolize the victory of Light over darkness and good over evil.

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EXCLUSIVE: Preet Bharara gives the backstory on his firing by President Trump

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In a keynote address to the South Asian Bar Association, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara recounted in detail the weekend he was fired as U.S. Attorney, what he plans to do moving forward and why it's important that attorneys from diverse backgrounds get involved in public service.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — In a keynote address to the South Asian Bar Association, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara recounted in detail the weekend he was fired as U.S. Attorney, what he plans to do moving forward and why it’s important that attorneys from diverse backgrounds get involved in public service.

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Democrat Doug Jones beats Republican Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In one of the most intensely fought elections in 2017, Democrat Doug Jones, a former prosecutor has defeated the scandal-clad Republican Roy Moore. Moore who had the endorsement of President Trump, despite allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour, was defeated on Tuesday in Alabama, a deeply conservative state that last elected a Democratic senator 25 years ago. The upset delivered a surprising victory for the Democrats shaving the Republican Senate majority down to a single seat.

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate who was abandoned by a majority of his own party leaders, lost to Democrat Doug Jones in a battle that wasn’t a battle until the allegations of sexual misconduct began surfacing, including by a woman who was under-age at the time she was allegedly assaulted. Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney tweeted:


Moore was running to fill a seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions who is Trump’s attorney general and lost to Jones, a former US attorney who had prosecuted two members of the Ku Klux Klan for a 1963 bombing of a church in which four African Americans girls had been killed.
Just hours before the polls opened President Trump tweeted:

But despite the presidential endorsement, Moore was defeated by Jones becoming the first Democrat Alabama has sent to the US senate since 1992. His upset victory owes much to Moore’s flawed candidacy, but was pulled off by the Democratic party machine that poured money and resources sensing a chance, howsoever small at the time, of victory. Including a helping hand from Alabama-native and former NBA star Charles Barkley, who campaigned for Doug Jones. He told CNN “Roy Moore was an embarrassment. I am just so proud of my state. We’ve got some amazing people here and they rose up today”

President Trump congratulated Jones on his victory, over twitter:

After initially holding back his endorsement, Trump had come to fully embrace Moore, arguing that if the allegations were proven, the Republican candidate should step aside. But he needed every vote in the Senate to push through legislative agenda, which has had a patchy run thus far.

Trump broke with most members of his party, including the senior Republican senator from Alabama Richard Shelby who had announced they would not vote for Moore. Jeff Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, public announced he had donated to Doug Jones’ campaign. Roy Moore hasn’t conceded to Jones and has asked for a recount stating, “It’s not over. I demand a recount. We need to wait for God.”

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