India, Aug. 21 -- What motivated you to be a wrestler?

I hail from Bihar, where kushti is enjoyed by many. And in a similar vein, I was fascinated by wrestling. I was young when I decided to be a wrestler and the first person I told this to was my father. He, too, was amazed by my decision and motivated me for it. He made me go through years of intense training and a strict regimen, which greatly helped me gain fitness and energy in my body. I admired WWE a lot and wanted to become an international wrestler. Since facilities were not available in my city to learn wrestling, I went to Jalandhar and started taking the training. Later, I also got an opportunity to be there, but destiny had other plans.

How did acting happen?

In 2010, I we...