Dev, who is presently shooting for a his upcoming sports film ‘Chaamp’ on boxing, where he plays a boxer, Shivaji. Dev is all praise for Aamir Khan’s biographical sports drama ‘Dangal’, where he played the former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. “Dangal is the most beautiful sports film. It’s the best Indian film on sports till date,” says the Chander Pahar actor.
He also watched boxing matches in various cities, visited several boxing clubs and camps to understand the sports better. Apart from his rigorous two-month training, the actor made sure he watched all the boxing matches of Muhammad Ali on YouTube.
He also watched several films on boxing such as Rocky (the entire series), Jake Gyllenhaal’s Southpaw, Raging Bull, Mary Kom and Saala Khadoos. The Zulfiqar actor, who has got the boxing props from Chandigarh to shoot for the film.