Tiger Shroff, who has been a trained martial artist since before he made his acting debut helped his fellow MMA colleague from Super Fight League, Dhruv Chaudhary to land a plum role in his next, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Baaghi 2 directed by Ahmed Khan.
Shroff and Chaudhary got acquainted with one another during Season 1 of the league when Chaudhary was the captain of the Bengaluru Tigers team, a team that Shroff co-owned. Shroff and his mother, Ayesha helped Chaudhary settle in Mumbai a year ago and oversees his entire MMA career
Chaudhary who hails from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh has nine years of experience in Taekwondo, Karate and Muay Thai. As a child he witnessed his father being shot alive and his mother being a victim to domestic abuse which drove to him to pursue his passion for mixed martial arts and fight against corruption and.
Dhruv Chaudhary says, “Tiger Shroff treats me like his brother and I have great regard for him because he is humble and disclipined. His family always goes out of the way to help me in whatever way they can. I am really grateful to Bill Dosanjh and SFL for giving me such an incredible platform that has not only helped me build my career but also find a family in Mumbai. I had a great time shooting in Goa alongwith Tiger Shroff and Randeep Hooda who are both part of SFL and there were many times we used to engage in MMA on sets. This is the first time I will be acting in a film and I got selected in the first audition itself so I’m quite nervous as well but Ahmed Khan is a good friend and has really guided me throughly. Infact Tiger helped me a lot with dialogue, diction and performance. In future I would like to work with celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn and Deepika Padukone.”
Super Fight League, the world’s first mixed martial arts tournament, promoted by British businessman and sports enthusiast Bill Dosanjh and British professional boxer Amir Khan has seen celebrity support from co-owners like Ajay Devgn, Randeep Hooda, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arbaaz Khan, Salim Suleiman and Tiger Shroff. Season 2 will kick off in the second week of February 2018 at MTV SFL Arena, Famous Studios
Formed in 2012 with an intent to give Indian mixed martial artists a platform to compete and hone their talent in their country of origin whilst bringing in talented fighters from different parts of the world, SFL is a revolutionary approach to combat and is the first MMA organization to feature female fighters. MTV SFL 2018 will promote gender equality through a fair and unique platform with women having the same influence on the team as men.
Having garnered over a whopping 100 million views in 5 years for 67 live televised events, Super Fight League is ranked as the third biggest mixed martial arts brand in the world and second most watched sport in India after cricket apart from being the fastest growing combat sport.
The franchise-based league that is being organized in association with the All-India Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA) will entail prize money of INR 4 crores as well as 96 players and 8 teams including Mumbai Maniacs, Haryana Warriors, Delhi Heroes , Gujarat Warriors, UP Nawabs Sher – E – Punjab, Tamil Veerans and BengaluruTigers. The league entails a group ‘A’ and ‘B’, consisting of four teams each. Every team has six players five male fighters and one female fighter and six back-ups, belonging to six different weight categories. The teams within the group compete with each other in 12 league-level matches.