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Salman Khan's upcoming movie "Sultan" will present him as a wrestler, but the actor said the film is a love story. Citing some other Bollywood sports movies, Salman said every film needs a good story to impress the audience, and "Sultan" will do well at the box office as a "love story never fails."

"Cricket on screen looks fake. I don't know how the upcoming biopics will do. 'Mary Kom' had a story of her struggle and so it did well. 'Chak De India' had an incredible story. So, in cricket films too, you need a story," Catch News quoted Salman as saying. "'Sultan' is a love story and a love story never fails," he added when asked about the plot of his upcoming sports drama.

There have been a number of Bollywood movies on cricket, like "Iqbal" and "Dil Bole Hadippa." However, Aamir Khan's "Lagaan" was the most successful Bollywood movie ever been made with cricket as an integral part.

Talking about the intense training he has been undergoing for his role of a wrestler in "Sultan," Salman said: "I am acting to be a wrestler and to act perfectly, you need to do stuff that the real wrestlers do. So, being picked up and being thrown on mat or mitti, it hurts me as much it hurts them. Also, picking them up and throwing them is a painful exercise. When they have a match, it's for about half an hour but I am shooting all day."

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, "Sultan" is a movie about a wrestler from Haryana, played by Salman. The film has Anushka Sharma as the female lead. It is slated to be released on Eid this year.