Comic series on Dara Singh to motivate youth in Punjab
The heroic exploits of legendary Dara Singh, in the ring and outside it, would soon come in a graphic avatar as a comic book series is set to be launched on the wrestling icon's life. Graphic artist George Emmanual, in an interview, said Singh was as "institution" known across the globe for his achievements in wrestling as well as the film industry. Here's more.
Comic book to motivate youth towards exercise, proper diet, fitness
"The motive behind the launch of the comic book series, particularly in Punjab, is related to the rising drug menace among youth. The comic books would motivate youth on how to exercise, proper diet, and valuable tips to keep the body fit," Emmanual said.
Comic book might be released on Dara Singh's birth anniversary
The son of the wrestler, Vindu Dara Singh, may introduce the comic series first in Punjab in November close to his father's birth anniversary. Dara Singh was born on November 19, 1928. Eye-catching sketches of Dara Singh in the comic series will motivate children to workout, Emmanual said. "The dialogues will be written by Mumbai-based Maruk, who is a renowned dialogue writer," he said.
Dara Singh's childhood will also be highlighted in the comic
Dara Singh defeated renowned and powerful competitors in the field of wrestling which put him in limelight worldwide, Emmanual said adding all this would be a part of the narrative in these comics. "Dara Singh's childhood in the village where he spent a considerable time will feature in the stories which will show how friendly he was with his childhood friends," he said.
Indian youth need role models like Dara Singh: Emmanual
"I had an idea which was discussed with Vindu Dara Singh who was happy to know that a comic series book could be introduced about the life of his late father," Emmanual said. "Indian youth need role models like Dara Singh, a pure Punjabi at heart. Dara Singh would be depicted as a superhero in the comics," he said.
Dara Singh had earned the title, 'Rustom-e-Hind'
Dara Singh, the legendary wrestler had earned the title 'Rustom-e-Hind' in his lifetime, Emmanual said. "The work on illustration was on at war-footing for the last nine months with high-end computer techniques. Free online access would also be provided," Emmanual said.