Mumbai, March 29 IANS | 7 months ago

Bollywood star Salman Khan, who unveiled the music of an upcoming sports-based film "Khwaabb" here, is himself tempted to produce a movie inspired by a sport.

"I would like to produce a film based on sports," Salman told reporters here at the music launch event Friday.

"I have played almost all kinds of sports...I have done swimming, have played football...I even used to play cricket," he said, adding that "sports should be encouraged" in the nation.

"Khwaabb", directed by Zaid Ali Khan, showcases the life of two atheletes, their struggles, ambitions and aspirations.

Salman, 48, lamented how due to lack of encouragement and facilities, sportspersons in the country are sometimes unable to deliver their best, and then face the wrath of the countrymen.

"When you will watch such films (like 'Khwaabb'), you will realise that there are no facilities as such, no facilities for training (for the sportspersons) and if there won't be any facility, how will our sportspersons will perform better?"

"And when they (sportspersons) do not perform in Olympics and such other sports or do not win a medal, then we criticise them and say 'You didn't win even a single medal'. There is food problem, people are not getting jobs...there is no encouragement," he said.

"Khwaabb", slated to release May 9, features actors Navdip Singh, Simer Motiani, Rishi Miglani and Nafisa Ali.

(Posted on 29-03-2014)

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