At 80, Dara Singh says he was never interested in films

New Delhi, (Ians) He was perhaps Bollywood's first macho man. Dara Singh, who turned 80 Wednesday, says after starring in over 120 films that the big screen was never his aspiration. "I was never interested in doing films. I was pulled into the industry because of the fame I received from wrestling. I was forced to do 'King Kong' (1962) and it became a hit and that started my film career," Dara Singh told Ians on phone."But I made it clear to the filmmakers at that time that my main concern was my wrestling career and I would not compromise on that. They agreed. However, after beating American wrestler Lou Thesz in the 1960s and becoming a world champion, I started concentrating on my film career."Dara Singh said he never wanted to play a negative ...

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