Reel to real: ONE Championship sets stage for MMA 'Dangal' in China
Updated 12:35, 15-Nov-2019

Aamir Khan's Bollywood blockbuster "Dangal" is coming to life in Beijing, China on November 16 with one of the real Phogat sisters making her mixed martial arts (MMA) debut for Singapore's ONE Championship in the Chinese capital.

Ritu Phogat, who clinched a gold medal for India in the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, is the third daughter of former wrestler Mahavir Phogat, the character played by Khan in the movie, which made the Phogat family a household name in China.

In an exclusive interview with CGTN Digital, the 25-year-old former wrestler said the location of her first MMA fight has made the occasion even more special.