You remember Shaz Khan from Parwaz Hai Junoon where he played the role of a brave Pakistani pilot? The character shot him to new heights of fame in the local film industry and earned him a lot of respect as an actor.
The good thing about Shaz’s acting is that he leaves no stone unturned to get into the skin of his role. And this is pretty evident given what he’s doing to prepare for his next film.
Shaz Khan Goes Fight Club for Upcoming Role
The Moor star is currently in California where he is receiving extensive martial arts training from the former champion of the game Rafael Cordeiro.
For those who don’t know, Cordeiro is a former champion of MMA and a very successful martial arts coach himself. He’s considered as one of the best in the world.
According to his profile on Kings MMA’s website, Cordeiro has produced 13 world champions. He also trains fighters from UFC, Bellator, Glory Kickboxing and many other international shows.
Shaz released a brief video on his Instagram to let his fans take a sneak peek into what the actor up to these days, and man oh man, he is really into something!
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A glimpse into the training I have been doing to prepare for my upcoming role as a MMA fighter in the feature film The Martial Artist. One of the goals of the film is to humanize the fighters and the often misunderstood sport which is a true combination of science and art. Humble with insatiable appetite to grow these extraordinary athletes and coaches have hearts as big as their will. Will keep giving my best to make sure they are presented truthfully. Blessed to train with Master Rafael Cordeiro and his team at @kingsmma_hb MMA. As well as the teams at @chosacademy & @optimusbjj
As per reports, Rafael is training Shaz in multiple disciplines including boxing, jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai.
His New Movie
The movie titled ‘The Martial Artist’ revolves around a desi man who is an MMA fighter in the US and ends up coming to Pakistan,
Khan adds that “it’s a spiritual story but disguised as a martial artist’s story.”
There is no information available on the remaining cast and release date of the film, as yet.