Geeta Phogat's sister Babita Kumari to make acting debut on TV show 'Badho Bahu'

Nov 15, 2017, 16:26 IST | mid-day online correspondent

After wrestler Geeta Phogat, who made her small-screen debut with the last season of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi', it's her younger sister Babita Kumari Phogat's turn to enter the medium. The three-time Commonwealth Champion will make her acting debut with the daily soap 'Badho Bahu produced by Sunny Side Up (Dipti Kalwani) and Hum Tum Telefilms Teena Swayyam and Sushant Kumar) in which she will play herself.

On the show, she will be pitted against the protagonist (Rytasha Rathore) in a wrestling match. Since the story is set in Haryana, Babita felt at home with the dialect and accent. She says, "I am excited about appearing on 'Badho Bahu'. I liked the concept of a father-in-law encouraging his bahu's talent — it's progressive. Personally, I wouldn't want to give up on wrestling; I strongly believe that a girl shouldn't feel any less than a man and should strive to create a mark for herself."

Babita Kumari
Babita Kumari. Pic/ Babita's Instagram

Incidentally, the makers wanted to feature both Geeta and Babita on the show. However, the former wasn't available because of prior commitments.

Dipti Kalwani said,"I am over the moon and I can't wait to see Babita Phogat and Badho Bahu in the same akhada. It's a dream come true when your inspiration stands in flesh and blood with your character. She inspired me to write the show and it's going to be my most proud moment on the show. I will cherish this moment for my entire life. I thank Babita Phogat and & tv team for making my dream a reality."

Also view: These 20 photos of Geeta Phogat with her husband and sisters spell love

Geeta Phogat and family

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