Aditya Seal, a world Taekwondo champ
Posted on Apr 03 2014 | IANS
Mumbai, April 3 : It's known that Aditya Seal made his film debut as a teenager with "Ek Chhoti Si Love Story" opposite Manisha Koirala and now he is part of youth movie "Purani Jeans", but few know he is a world Taekwondo champion.
Recently seen in the Mountain Dew ads, the actor is a world Taekwondo champion, a Korean martial art that involves combat and self defence techniques.
"We were unaware that Aditya was a world Taekwondo champion till we started shooting for 'Purani Jeans'," said a source close to the production team.
Directed by award winning ad filmmaker Tanushri Chattrji Bassu, "Purani Jeans" will hit theatres May 1.
"When Tanushri learned that he is a taekwondo champion, we were shocked. Aditya also trained NSG commandos because he is so passionate about it! He also said that he has been actively participating in taekwondo since childhood," added the source.
Produced by Manju Lulla of Eros International and NextGen Films, "Purani Jeans" also features Tanuj Virwani and Izabelle Leite in the lead roles.