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Salman Khan has received praise from American pro wrestling supremo Dixie Carter. Pictured: Actor Salman Khan during the trailer launch of film Sultan, in Mumbai, on May 24, 2016IANS

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) President Dixie Carter wants to bring in Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to Impact Wrestling sometime in the future. The 51-year-old businesswoman has also said she would love to watch Salman's upcoming movie "Sultan," scheduled to release in Eid this year.

On a short trip to India to promote the brand of TNA further in the country, Carter, who heads one of the two greatest pro wrestling promotions in the world, also said the release of "Sultan" just ahead of the Rio Olympics 2016 was a great step to promote wrestling in India.

"It is a great step to release 'Sultan' just ahead of the Rio Olympics 2016," Carter told International Business Times, India. "The movie looks fantastic. I've seen the trailer and I would love to watch the movie with English subtitles. Salman looks so fantastic and the hard work he has put in for the film shows the immense qualities he possesses. He has mastered so many difficult wrestling moves, and I feel the movie is going to be a great success.

"It would be an immense pleasure to see him inside the TNA Impact Wrestling ring some day."

Carter, who began working with the TNA since 2002, also said her company held discussions with Salman — who has already been appointed as one of the goodwill ambassadors for the Indian contingent in Rio 2016 — to work together on a project, but some "scheduling conflicts" from the Indian actor have always delayed their collaboration.

"We've talked to him in the past to collaborate in a project, but his scheduling conflicts haven't made that happen so far," she told IBTimes India. "I love him. He's a global superstar and loves to have fun and also admires sports. It would be a dream to work with him on a project.

"He's a great talent and he's a fan favourite. Everyone loves him and one of his key qualities is he takes a stand for everything he does and says. I am a really big fan of Salman and I also love how he congratulates athletes on Twitter."

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