Directed by Raj Chakraborty, Champ revolves around the life and struggle of a heavyweight boxer Shivaji. Dev, who plays the lead in the movie has penned down the concept and producing the movie as well. The film stars Chiranjeet in the role of Shivaji’s coach, who realizes his potential to become a world champion. Supermodel Rukmini, who is already known as Dev’s close friend, is to debut as the leading lady Jaya opposite to Dev.
Also starring Priyanka, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Biplab Chatterjee, and Labani Sarkar, the movie is to be the first Bengali movie which will focus on underrated sports like Boxing.
There was a time when she rejected the offer of playing lead opposite to Shahrukh Khan and later refused to work in films not once but several times. Rukmini Maitra the supermodel, close friend of Dev is finally set to debut in Tollywood in Champ’. According to her, This film is Dev’s brainchild. Directed by Raj Chakraborty, the story is written by Dev, who plays a boxer, revealed Rukmini. However, the tall beauty kept her character as a secret.
The film is about boxing and I play a boxer. He strives to reach the top of his game while working at a mill to earn his living. In India, we all go gaga over cricket and when it comes to other sports, we are not half as enthusiastic. Yet, we scream ourselves hoarse when a player misses a gold at the Olympics. This film will celebrate boxing. I feel Raj (Chakrabarty) is the best director to deal with this kind of subject.